Gouda is the best-known Dutch cheese, named after the country of the same name located in South Holland.
Some documents trace the production of this type of cheese as early as 1500.
Gouda is made from whole cow’s milk with the addition of animal (calf) rennet and has a round shape weighing about 15 kg.
The seasoning of Gouda varies from a minimum of one month to a maximum of 3 years.
Gouda cheese comes in cylindrical shapes of various sizes, with a thin yellow rind and sometimes covered with wax.