Our favorite Red Wine pairing is Beaujolais.
Our favorite White Wine pairing is Riesling Spätlese.
For very young Gouda we reccomend a Sparkling Wine.
Smoked Gouda goes well with Pinot Noir.
A classic pairing for well aged Gouda is Cabernet Sauvignon.
Semi-hard cheeses need medium bodied White Wines:
Mild semi-hard cheeses need light Red Wines:
Aged semi-hard cheeses need fruity Red Wines:
Semi hard-cheeses also like Sparkling Wines:
Gouda is a yellow Cow Cheese named after the city of Gouda in the Netherlands. It is one of the most popular cheeses worldwide.
Young Gouda is a mild semi-soft cheese.
Aged Gouda is more hard and salty. Gouda can also be smoked, or contain herbs and spices for added flavor.
Gouda and Edam are both Dutch cheeses made from cow milk.
Edam is made from part-skimmed milk, while Gouda is made from whole milk.
Edam has about 40% fat content, while Gouda has about 50%.
Generally Edam is lighter and dryer than Gouda.
Pairing locally is a great way to learn more about wine and cheese.