After my goat milk Gouda success, I made a P&H cow's milk Gouda using LB's recipe on Tuesday Nov 12th 2013, 148 days ago.
It was waxed a second time about two months ago, but I could smell an off-odor in the "cave" and indeed a wetness began to manifest itself underneath the waxed surface on flip days this week so it got opened and cut into this afternoon after work.
A small two-inch round spot was going bad on the bottom of the wheel (it can be partly seen in the photo) which was cut out and tossed into the bin, but the rest of the wheel will get bagged and eaten in the next few weeks.
Flavor is quite good! But the texture is not at all what I had been hoping for...much too crumbly, falling apart in the center, moisture content in the paste just right, but not the texture of a young Gouda. At least the salt content and flavor of the milk is pleasant!