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Long aged Gouda
« on: December 01, 2017, 08:37:17 PM »
What is the longest that you have aged a Gouda?
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Re: Long aged Gouda
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2017, 12:29:57 AM »
Two years so far.

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Re: Long aged Gouda
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2017, 07:35:36 AM »
That's awesome.
Did you do anything differently in the make in order to age it that long?
How was it...did it have crystals?



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Re: Long aged Gouda
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2017, 02:37:40 PM »
It was stored in vac bags like my other cheeses.
It hadn't been pressed as hard as I can do it now, so it was a little crumbly.
No crystals, but powerful flavour, more like a vintage cheddar than a gouda.
My technique has improved, and I have maybe a dozen one year olds in long term storage.  They have a better texture and are already developing nicely.  We tasted 3 varieties on Friday, all lovely.

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Re: Long aged Gouda
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2017, 02:47:30 PM »
Top left Oct 2016, top right Dec 2016.
Bottom, cow manchego 2015, middle gouda balsamic vinegar marinade 2016, right gouda with lipase 2016.
The other stuff is also made here, had for lunch Friday :)

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Re: Long aged Gouda
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2017, 03:48:59 PM »
Fantastic.
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Re: Long aged Gouda
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2017, 07:58:15 PM »
I did a one year Gouda in a vac bag and it turned out great with nice texture.  I think Saiilor has a four plus year old Gouda.
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