Trader Joe’s 1,000 Day Gouda Cheese – Food Review

Trader Joe's 1,000 Day Gouda Cheese

Trader Joe’s
1,000 Day
Gouda Cheese

Well it’s been at least 1000 days (2.74 years) since I first saw this cheese advertised and now, when I’ve finally found it in Trader Joe’s cheese cases.

But I don’t think Trader Joe meant 1000 days in that way.  One thousand days refers to the aging period for this cheese.

Was it worth the wait?  Pretty much.  The cheese is, as the label claims, tasty and nutty.   If you like hard tasty cheese, you’ll probably like this.  One thing I didn’t find, that’s also claimed by the label, is much crystallization.  Regardless, it’s still pretty good.

At $10.99 a pound it’s on the high side of my cheese budget.  On the other hand this is most likely a bargain compared to similar cheeses at other markets.  A little of this goes a long way in the taste department.  So you should be able to spread out your cheese investment over a fair number of cheese satisfying days.

In comparison to TJ’s Sheep’s Milk Gouda (which should be called ‘way more than a 1000 day gouda’ – because I haven’t found it since my 2011 review), from what I remember the sheep’s milk cheese was just as tasty, a bit more nutty and definitely had more crystallization.  In comparison to TJ’s domestic Asiago, this is harder and possibly a little more tasty.  The Asiago isn’t far behind in taste, although a different taste, and certainly less expensive.

Okay, what should you do?  If you can ever find it, buy it!  It’s usually cut into roughly half pound wedges so it will only set you back 5 or 6 dollars.  Since you may only find this once in a lifetime, you wouldn’t want to miss the experience.  Would you?

Price $10.99 per pound     Calories 120 per ounce (28 g)
Trader Joe's 1,000 Day Gouda Cheese

Trader Joe’s
1,000 Day
Gouda Cheese


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