Smoked Gouda is a variant of this famous cheese wherein it is smoked in ancient brick ovens over flaming hickory chip embers. It has a hard, edible and brown rind with a creamy yellow interior. The texture is buttery and crumbly.
Smoked Gouda is very good with beer. It also goes well with tasty snacks like fruits, nuts and dark chocolate. It forms a good combination with sandwiches and burgers.
Gouda originated in Holland over 800 years ago. The name "Gouda" comes form a village of the same name in southern Holland. Its popularity has increased significantly throughout the years.