Hollandse Best Cream Gouda

February 27, 2010

This cheese was another wedge The Lady picked up at Whole Foods recently. I did my “due-diligence” researching this cheese and found very little about it on the web. “Hollandse Best Cream” was the name on the WF price tag and my taste buds confirmed that it is a gouda; but finding more information has been tough. I would welcome any information any of my readers might know and contribute. (Comment below.)

A young Gouda from Holland made using animal rennet according to the tag (included for my vegetarian fans), this cheese is creamy and nutty with a hint of sweetness. It reminds me of Beemster’s Farmer’s Choice and like that cheese, I think kids would love this cheese.

The texture is creamy and its color in a nice buttery yellow. This is a cheese that I think is quite versatile and would be universally liked cheese.

I give Hollandse Best Cream Gouda 3 Paws out of 4 Paws (cause that’s all I’ve got).

Serving Suggestions: This is a versatile cheese that is great on a cheese board with grapes and pears. It should melt well and make a nice addition to a grilled cheese or a mac n cheese.

Wine Pairing: I would pair this with a nice bowl of whipping cream but The Lady thinks it would go better with a nice Beaujolais. It would not stand up to a big cab or even a robust merlot.

Beer pairing: The Lady’s bro-in-law, Mike, suggests Bud Light

Source: Cows’ Milk

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