Gouda is a semi-hard to hard-sweet cheese that is mild and pairs well with foods and drinks. I can be eaten with fruit and bread on a cheese platter or enjoyed with a glass of red or white wine. Gouda is also great in sandwiches, vegetable dishes and other cooked recipes. It originated from the Netherlands and is characterized by it’s aromatic and caramel-like flavor combined with its dense and springy texture. Hints of nuts with sweet and creamy notes embrace your palate in a graceful sensation and depending on the age, the finish ranges from smooth to sharp.