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Trader Joe’s Dutch Gouda Cheese – Food Review


Dutch Gouda cheese, Holland, Trader Joe's,November 8, 2016

A tale of two Goudas.  Yes, this is not the way Charles Dickens started.

Here we compare two Gouda cheeses, not two cities.  We’ll compare this cheese and the more mature (aged) Gouda cheese here.

But first, this is a nice mild soft cheese.  It’s good by itself.  I’ve also tried it melted with cheddar cheese in a grilled cheese sandwich and melted on onion soup.  Both worked well.  But if you’re looking for a stronger more mature cheese taste, this is not what you’ll want.

This cheese is soft, has little or no rind, is very mild in taste, has no crystals, is aged around 6 months, and has a red wax covering which helps tell its age.  Our older Gouda has much more flavor, is semi-hard, has a noticeable rind, contains calcium lactate crystals, is aged probably twice or thrice as long, and has a black wax covering indicating a more aged cheese.

In a nutshell, the difference between the two is the taste and texture which changes the same cheese over months of controlled aging from a soft mild cheese (this cheese) to a harder tastier cheese (here).  Oh, and, the older cheese is twice the price.  That’s the story of a tale of two Goudas.

Price  5.99 per pound              Calories  110 per ounce (28g)

Old Amsterdam Aged Gouda Cheese – Food Review – Trader Joe’s


old amsterdam aged gouda, cheese, goudaNovember 8, 2016

This cheese has a creamy, but not soft, texture in the mouth.  There’s a nice nutty flavor with a hint of sweetness.  There’s some crystallization in the cheese which you can feel as the crystals come in contact with the teeth.  That’s typical of an aged Gouda.  This is a very good cheese.


Trader Joe’s Goat’s Milk Gouda Cheese – Food Review

Goat Milk Gouda - Polder Blanc - Trader Joe's

Goat Milk Gouda – Polder Blanc – Trader Joe’s

This is a rather nice medium soft cheese with a little bit of tang to the taste (TTTT).  It’s not the same kind of tang as an aged Gouda, nor is it as difficult to cut.  I’m going to assume this tang comes from the goat’s milk.


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.


Trader Joe’s Sheep’s Milk Gouda – Holland – Food Review


Gouda is Good-ah!  Just couldn’t resist.


Trader Joe’s Dutch Gouda (cow’s milk) – Food Review


More like the Gouda you’re probably used to.


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