This gouda reminds us of Christmas shortbread cookies! Yes! It tastes like toasted brioche, nutty brown butter, warm spices like nutmeg and cinnamon, and salted pistachios. Next to the rind, Ripens becomes an almond croissant, all rich marzipan and butter. Lean into the dessert direction and eat chunks of the gouda with a rich, graham cracker-y stout. Or try it with a Burgundian chardonnay, whose apple and pear notes compliment the rich pastry flavors of the cheese.


7 ratings

Jamie Bird

a day ago

So good with the Basil Hayden Dark Rye we're pairing it with! Cheese is excellent on its own. Drier closer to the rind, and pretty creamy far away from it


4 months ago


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