Originally Posted by edmorel
CG, had a Old Amsterdam Gouda over the weekend. It was wonderful, semi hard but creamy mouthfeel (
) very nice taste, even some smoke at the end. It was covered in black wax. I loved it. I am assuming the aged Gouda's that you've posted here, they are harder and have a bit more "tang"?
That ancient 6-year I posted is rare but it's not unlike L'amuse- which still is about 2 years old. At 6 years- it's almost rock hard,m very chewy at least and tastes like butterscotch.
Old Amsterdam is one of the best known and it's pretty tasty. IIRC- it ages for around 18 mo's but like some comte they test it and will sell it earlier or later depending on how quickly it has aged.
Any time you get into that 1.5 years range you're getting into some really interesting flavors in gouda.