Old Amsterdam is an aged Gouda style cheese made from pasteurized cows milk. It is a Dutch cheese named after the capital city and the cheese is produced in the province of North Country in the west of the country. It is aged for approximately two years and regularly checked during the ripening process. It is a quality controlled cheese and can only be sold when the cheeses meet the criteria and therefore is labeled with with "Premier Grand Cru Classé". It has tiny salt crystals which form naturally and give added flavor and texture to the dense body. Old Amsterdam has an ivory colored pate with rich, nutty, robust flavor with hints of caramel and butterscotch and firm texture.