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Review - Netherlands Landana Brand 1000 Days Aged Gouda
« on: October 18, 2009, 08:09:43 AM »
Went to a brand new mega US Kroger chain grocery store near us here in Houston 2 days ago. Naturally walked past the cheese area, and a presentation saying 1000 days aged cheese naturally caught my eye ;D!

What was even better was when I turned around there was a fresh free samples container. I will admit I made 3 circles past it and must of eaten 15 cubes with 15 different toothpicks before stopping ::)!

In summary, wonderful:
  • Very hard but not grating hard.
  • Very very tasty Gouda cheese like Rembrandt brand, except with more zing.
  • probably the oldest age cheese I have ever eaten!

Little internet research:
  • The wheel had no brand name, Tage is German, Dagen is Dutch and Jours is French for English Days.
  • The small sign above the sample container said Landana Brand, which is made by Vandersterre Group in the Netherlands.
  • Their website says they make a Gouda aged 10 months but doesn't mention their 1000 day version.
  • Wheel wrapping was different almost plastic paper like, found another picture here.Don't know exactly what it is.

Luckily had camera so took some pictures . . .


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Re: Review - Netherlands Landana Brand 1000 Days Aged Gouda
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2009, 08:13:01 AM »
Last pictures . . .

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Re: Review - Netherlands Landana Brand 1000 Days Aged Gouda
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2009, 02:49:38 PM »
That almost looks like a parmesan.  Thanks for the pic CH.

Oh, did you think that it was worth aging for 1000 days?

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Re: Review - Netherlands Landana Brand 1000 Days Aged Gouda
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2009, 06:04:50 PM »
Definately, but of course I would never manage that as I'd eat well before ;D.

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Re: Review - Netherlands Landana Brand 1000 Days Aged Gouda
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2009, 11:25:37 PM »
It looks extremely dry for a gouda. Of course something our size would be that dry in half that time.


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Re: Review - Netherlands Landana Brand 1000 Days Aged Gouda
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2009, 11:03:36 AM »
I bought a tiny slice of a 4 year old gouda yesterday.  It's absolutely AMAZING!  The flavor is complex: nutty, salty, fruity.  It's like fine wine.  I've been desartely trying to find the company name on my slice, but no luck.
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« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2009, 11:07:12 AM »
Oooh!  I just found the name!  "Pittig"
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Re: Review - Netherlands Landana Brand 1000 Days Aged Gouda
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2009, 01:59:11 PM »
One of the reasons I always split my cheese batch into two cheeses is for aging. One I can eat now and the other I can age to perfection. Nice to compare as well.

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Re: Review - Netherlands Landana Brand 1000 Days Aged Gouda
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2009, 04:47:55 PM »
Tropit, I haven't heard of that one. Another very popular aged Gouda is Rembrandt brand, if you search this forum on Rembrandt you should get a few hits and a couple pictures.

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Re: Review - Netherlands Landana Brand 1000 Days Aged Gouda
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2009, 08:18:40 PM »
I have a Best Cheese Corp out of New York - Vintage Aged Gouda that was 3 years old when I bought it... It came from Sam's Warehouse in a huge wheel.

Still have a little left and is probably knocking on 5 years old now. Very dry, very hard, very tasty.


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