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Boerenkaas Grand Cru (Dutch Cow's Milk Gouda)


Everyone loves this cheese straight up or as a unique melter on your favorite burger.

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This well-aged dutch-farmstead gouda has a deep amber color, with plenty of crunchy protein crystals throughout. The smooth, firm paste offers a range of flavors that include sweet caramel-butterscotch note and a savory nuttiness, as well as a pleasant sharpness. We love to pair chunks of caramelly aged Gouda with fresh fruits like crisp apples, sweet walnuts or salty almonds, and caramelly treats like Bureau's Maple Kettle Popcorn.

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Country of Origin Belgium
Cheese Type Hard
Type of Milk Cow
Flavor Profile Medium-strong
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Serving and Caring for your cheese

Caring for Your Cheese

How much cheese should I buy?

We advise buying small quantities more frequently to avoid long term storage because the complex flavors and aromas of good cheese will change and degrade over time. For appetizer quantities and not much left over, we suggest 1/4 lb per person. For larger servings or if you'd like some left overs, we suggest a full 1/2 lb per person.

How should I serve my cheese?

You can serve any number of cheeses: a single magnificent chèvre or a large selection celebrating the diversity of aromas, flavors and textures found in various traditions around the world. Choose what you like and what you expect your audience will enjoy. We usually go for a selection of three to four cheeses with various milk types, textures and flavors.

Take your cheese out of the refrigerator an hour or so before serving. Just before serving, unwrap each cheese and scrape the cut surface with a knife edge to remove a thin layer. If you notice dried out parts or mold on the face of the cheese, cut it away.

Can I eat the rind?

Most cheeses have rinds and most rinds are edible. If you don’t like the taste or texture, cut it off.

What do I do about the mold on my cheese?

Cheese stored for some time may grow exterior molds. Typical molds will be white or blue-green but you can sometimes come across yellow or gray. Most of the time, you can refresh the cheese by cutting away those affected areas. The cheese underneath will be fine.

How do I store my cheese?

Store in a higher humidity area of your refrigerator - likely an enclosed spot which allows for limited airflow rather than constant drafts.

How do I wrap my cheese?

Use a clean wrap of the cheese paper, or, in a pinch use parchment (for softer cheeses) or aluminum foil (for firm to hard cheeses).


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  • Caramel Deliciousness

    Really rich, caramel flavor. My wife found it too strong to eat by itself but I personally loved snacking on it.

  • Mmm

    I think the other reviewer meant to give 5 stars

  • Addicting!

    This cheese was so delicious. I usually go for the soft/funkier cheese, but this one was absolutely perfect! The crystals and the way it flakes apart made it all the more addicting!

  • Excellent

    I have been hooked on Gouda cheese since a trip to Amsterdam. This is a lovely aged version. I highly recommend it.

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