Gouda, or "How-da" as the locals say, is a Dutch cheese named after the city of Gouda in the Netherlands. If truth be told, it is one of the most popular cheeses in the world, accounting for 50 to 60 percent of the world's cheese consumption. Smoked Gouda is a variant of this famous cheese wherein it is smoked in ancient brick ovens over flaming hickory chip embers. Sensational with beer, this hard cheese has an edible, brown rind and a creamy, yellow interior. It can also perfectly complement tasty snacks like fruits, nuts and dark chocolate. It forms a good combination of sandwiches and burgers.


54 ratings


2 months ago

Semi-hard cheese, yellow with a brown rind. Taste is bold but not too smokey, which gives it a nice meaty flavour. Pair with crackers or fruit.


7 months ago

Robert Crutchfield

10 months ago

The smokiness enhances the flavor beautifully, but does not over power it. This allows it to stand up to being accompanied by jams and preserves better than standard Gouda.

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