I finally tasted the Beemster X-O cheese. Wow! What an amazing cheese! This is what I believe is a caramel gouda. it was sharp yet sweet. it's a hard crumbly cheese, but can still be cut in slices. It's basically a 26 month old gouda, but aged with a natural rind as opposed to waxed or sealed aging.
Gotta get me some more X-O... Damn, that was good!