Kaasboerderij Captein Gouda: A Tasty Cheese Transplant
Kirsten Jackson, the author of It's Not You, It's Brie, has some pretty great connections. Not only is she lucky enough to have a friend traveling around Europe, this friend selflessly brought her back some "Kaasboerderij Captein Gouda" from Holland. And this cheese isn't sold just anywhere; it came from a local farm and creamery in Zoeterwoude, Holland. Pretty sweet, right? We think so.
This gouda is made from cow's milk and is a "boerenkaas" cheese, meaning the cows have to be nibbling on grass. It's aged from two to four years, which is where the crystalline crunchy bits come into play. And let's not forget the heavenly flavor! "It tastes like intense cultured butter made in summer, grass, a little meaty, and surprisingly even though very aged, still rich and not grainy or crumbly." Yum!
Photo by Kirsten Jackson