#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.