Nylander Organic Gouda
Nylander is an organic raw-milk gouda produced in Friesland, in North Holland.
Produced in a small dairy in Workum using the milk from a single herd of Jersey dairy cows, the cheese is only made when the cows are grazing on pasture from April to January.
In production of Nylander the curd is cut into 1/3 inch pieces, stirred while vat ripening, washed with hot water and placed into molds. Wheels are pressed for at least 24 hours, and then bathed in a brine solution for 36 hours. The wheels are then aged for at least one year in the farm’s warehouse at a temperature of 51-54 degrees Fahrenheit.
When ready for sale, Nylander has a rich saffron yellow paste speckled with amino acid crystals. Aroma is reminiscent of fresh hay with earthy, mineral tones. Incredibly creamy in texture, Nylander has a round, deep flavor in which the farmhouse environment is expressed via notes of potato peel and minerals.
A version with added cloves is also available.
Pair Nylander with a riesling.