February 24, 2013

Photo du Jour - Aged Gouda

42 month old Gouda

A wedge of Gouda, slowly aged for 42 months. Rich flavors of sweet and salty, which could best be described as resembling butterscotch. Or smoky caramel.
The texture first crumbles, then melts in your mouth.

I know it's not French, but I don't mind cheating from time to time.
Especially with something this sublime.

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11 comments:

Ann Mah said...

Oh, YUM! This is one of my favorite cheeses. Love the caramel flavors combined with deep saltiness and crumbly texture. I might have to buy a chunk myself today!

thatlou.com said...

Sublime indeed! (And yes the photo is showing)

Annie said...

you must try extra old mimolette, c'est tellement bon, et dans le même registre.

Andrea @ EatTravelBliss said...

This really does look like it would melt in the mouth. Where did you buy a gouda aged that long?

Loulou in France said...

Ann
I had never tried an aged version before. It is heavenly!

thatlou
:) Merci!

Loulou in France said...

Annie
Oui, je l'ai déjà gouté. Très bon!
http://chezlouloufrance.blogspot.fr/2008/03/la-fte-du-fromage-tomme-prigourdine-and.html

Andrea
It does!
I found it at the new Fromagerie in Bayeux. I might become one of their most frequent customers!
:)

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Love this cheese ... Waitrose our local supermarket has is in stock now and again .. thinking the Cheese stall in Oxford might have it too :-)

Parisbreakfasts said...

Does it taste like Speculous?
I need a substitute/fix...

La Torontoise said...

Wow! This is a very Dutch highlight!! And I'm so happy I have it for breakfast almost every morning, as I live in the Netherlands and the market is just across the street...

In France, last Christmas I found Mimilette, it's of the same familty; bright oragne color and nearly-old-Gouda flavor.

Loulou in France said...

Anne
Did you get some?

ParisB
Definitely better than Speculous! Try it and you'll see...
:)

Loulou in France said...

la Torontoise
Lucky you! I would happily eat this every day!
I've had mimolette, which is also delicious.