I featured this cheese in my “27th Birthday French Feast.”
An extra aged goat gouda from Holland. The Gutshoff farm which produces the Chèvre Grand Affineur is located in the area of Twente in Holland at the boarder of Germany. This goat gouda is aged in warm caves and rubbed with caramel at the very end of its maturation. This aged version is held for at least one year before release, resulting in a rough and stony wheel with a deep toffee-colored interior smattered with white patches of crystalline minerals. As the cheese ages the flavours intensify into a caramelized, burnt sugary treasure with a crunchy texture to boot.