I took another core sample today (I noticed a bit of liquid in the vac bag again) and it tasted really good! I decided to cut it up, take a section out and then vac bag the rest to put back in the fridge.
It has a cheddar like taste and consistency when you first put it in your mouth and then (maybe as it warms up?) finishes with a Gouda feel. It melts great too. Maybe I'll make myself a grilled cheese/tomato/onion sandwich right now. Yum.
So, I guess this cheese was a success even if it is not even close to a Raclette!