Gouda is a type of cheese, and is named after the city of Gouda in the Netherlands. Gouda cheese is creamy with a mild flavor that is full of a hormone called vitamin K2. This hormone found in Gouda cheese can prevent cancer from growing, and can also help protect the arteries of the heart from hardening. Gouda cheese is a versatile cheese that can be served and eaten in a variety of ways.
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Serve Gouda cheese at breakfast, with a variety of fresh fruits, such as strawberries, grapes, melon or apple slices.
Eat Gouda with an assortment of breads and a mug of beer or a glass of Merlot.
Grate up some Gouda and melt it to use in your recipes. Replace your normal cheese with Gouda in a macaroni and cheese dish, or add it to baked potatoes or potatoes au gratin. Gouda works well in place of cheddar.
Slice up some Gouda, and add it to a serving tray with some crackers and fruit to serve as an appetizer or snack.