Holland is the iconic home of windmills, tulip booms, and Trader Joe’s 1,000 Day Gouda Cheese. It was here that we found the veteran cheese makers who hold the secret to ideal affinage – the art of caring for aging cheese – necessary for aging Gouda for such a prolonged period of time. During the maturation process, the cheese loses close to a quarter of its original weight, as its moisture content slowly but surely evaporates, condensing its naturally salty, caramel-y, and supremely savory flavor profile, without drying out completely. It’s an intricate balance, and one that produces an unbelievably flavorful cheese.

4.7

6 ratings

Nicole

a month ago

Classic aged gouda with sharpness and lots of crystals

Christa

3 months ago

Emily

6 months ago

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