Burning Nettle Melange Marieke Gouda (1 lb.)

from Holland's Family Cheese


Our seasonal Burning Nettle Melange Gouda is a smooth, creamy cheese with a slightly sweet, nutty flavor that becomes more complex as it ages. Our special mixture of all-natural herbs are specially balanced to enhanced the flavor of the Gouda while not overpowering.

Marieke is our signature cheese made with an authentic Old World Gouda recipe. The equipment, cultures, herbs and spices are all imported from Holland. The rBGH-free cows' milk couldn’t be fresher, being piped directly from the first milking of the day directly into the processing vat. The curd is hand-packed into 18-pound forms before going under the press. It is then brined for 60 hours. The wheels are then transferred to the special curing room and aged on Dutch pine planks which absorb the liquid as the cheese ages. For the first 14 days, the cheese is turned (flipped over) daily to ensure that the butterfat is evenly distributed throughout the cheese. The wooden planks are also cleaned daily and turned to prevent molds. During this time, the breathable coating is hand-painted on the cheese. After the initial daily turning is complete, the cheese is turned twice weekly for as long as it is in our facility.



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Just Like Holland's!
Mar 08, 2011
By Sharon
We fell in love w/Nettle Gouda in Holland, & found it hard to find in the states. Thankfully, we found Holland's Family Cheese (very appropriate name!). The cheese was delicious, & I'm sure we'll be ordering again in the future. Thank you for bringing this yummy cheese stateside!
Best cheese ever !
Oct 27, 2009
By Sherry61
We bought this cheese at a local market. The name gives one pause, but they were giving out samples. One small bite and we bought a huge slice. A very complex, nutty taste. Hard to describe the taste really but very mild, not spicy. You owe it to yourself to try this. Everyone we shared it with wants more!
Holland's Family Farm handcrafts award-winning Old World Gouda cheese. We carefully age our cheese on Dutch pine planks, so that the slightly sweet, nutty flavor becomes even more complex.
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