Gouda has a creamy, buttery and mild taste with slight sweet notes. The texture is smooth and creamy.
It can be served with soups, sauces, casseroles, open-faced sandwiches and spreads. It pairs well with fruity wine, lager beer, peaches, melons, apricots, cherries, apples and pears. It also pairs well with red wine, butter chardonnay, beer and coffee.
Gouda originated in Holland over 800 years ago. The name "Gouda" comes from a village of the same name in southern Holland. Its popularity has increased significantly throughout the years.