#2 – Gouda

Gouda cheese facts:

  • Gouda is categorized as a semi-hard cheese.
  • It is made from cow’s milk.
  • Gouda is named after a cheese weighing ceremony that was held in the weighing house in a town called Gouda.
  • Gouda was originally a Dutch cheese, but is now a more generic name for these types of cheeses.
  • American gouda is widely produced in Wisconsin and New York.
  • “Baby Gouda” is gouda cheese that comes in small amounts (usually less than one pound) and comes with a red wax coating.
  • Gouda is especially good on baked potatoes.
  • Gouda is pronounced “how-da” by the locals in Holland.
  • It is one of the most popular cheeses, 50-60% of consumed cheese in the world is Gouda.
  • There are four types of Gouda: baby, goat’s milk, American, and aged.
  • Consuming gouda after eating meals has been shown to prevent tooth decay.
  • Gouda is slightly lower in calories than cheddar, but higher in sodium content.

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One response to “#2 – Gouda”

  1. a staycation says :

    Yum! I ate more than my share of Gouda while visiting the Netherlands. Even went to a few farms for my selection. Smoked Gouda is amazing.

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