Beemster XO Extra Aged Gouda
by Beemster. Product of Holland
Beemster XO Extra Aged Gouda is a rich Dutch cheese made from pasteurized cow's milk. It is an extremely old cheese, matured for no less than 26 months in the historic Beemster warehouses. The matured cheese develops deep, long-lasting flavors but interestingly, it has 20% less salt than other Dutch cheeses.
This robust cheese is renown for its unique and rich flavors of pecan, whiskey, and butterscotch, whiskey. This gouda has a deep ocher interior and a firm, crumbly texture. True to the characteristics of Beemster’s unique milk, the cheese retains a creamy mouthfeel despite its two year aging process. It’s studded with mouthwatering crystals that give a surprising crunch.
Suggested wine pairing: barrel aged Chardonnay
Ingredients: Pasteurized cow’s milk, salt, starter culture, rennet, anatto.