We want to introduce an exquisite Gouda cheese to our reader. Last Friday night, we went to Whole Foods Market to pick up some of the groceries. Since it was going to be a stay-home weekend night, we figured we can buy some cheese we have not had before to go with some wine. Whole Foods Market sells some of the smaller pieces of cheese so customers don’t have to commit to a large piece, and we picked out a small piece of Klare Melk Truffle Gouda.
Strength: Mild Gouda carries Italian black truffles’ aroma perfectly
Weakness: The rich truffle flavour gets boring after a while
Klare Melk Truffle Gouda
The Klare Melk Truffle Gouda is an unpasteurized raw cow milk cheese made in Holland by Dutch Cheese Makers Corp. The family farm has 20 generations of experience in crafting flavours and textures of Cheese. Each cheese wheel they make is approximately 18lbs. It is retailed exclusively in Whole Foods Market for $10.99/lb. This sample piece is more expensive per quantity but is good for trying cheese for the first time.
Real Truffle and added truffle flavour
This luxurious Gouda has a golden interior with specs of black truffle bits. The brown dots are real truffles, but the
Semi-dense texture of young Gouda
The cheese has been aged over 3 months, which is considered young for Gouda. The
How can you talk about cheese without their wine counterpart? We recommend pairing this cheese with a medium-bodied wine between Pinot Noir to Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine should have a similar body matching the truffle, but not overpower the flavour.
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We were really happy to find this luxurious treat from Whole Foods Market. The sample size cost more per unit, but the cost for larger quantity at $10.99/lb is actually not that bad. This added truffle flavour may not be for cheese experts as I do find the flavour getting boring after a while. However, the Klare Melk Truffle Gouda would definitely impress your friends who haven’t tried them. It would be perfect for a cheese party or even pot luck.