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Offline sominus

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Two Month tasting -- my first Gouda
« on: July 07, 2010, 10:05:34 AM »
So over the weekend we opened the Gouda (vacuum packed) for a taste test.  To be fair, we weren't expecting much considering that my wife, daughter and I had just polished off a large chunk of Beemster XO, but we had to give it a try anyway.  Also, to be fair, this was the first cheese in my press -- and I WAY overpressed it due to a miscalculation.

The texture of this cheese is still slightly dry, but seems to have gentled out a bit.  The flavor is a bit sharp, much like a cheddar with a slightly bitter "mark" in the background.  When tasted a month ago this bitter "mark" was not there.  We decided to try it again in a month.  I'll be making another Gouda soon, along with a couple 1 lb wheels of Feta.  (My first Feta, by the way, ROCKED!  My family won't even touch the store bought stuff anymore.)

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Re: Two Month tasting -- my first Gouda
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2010, 05:34:38 PM »
Heh great stuff sominus, glad to hear they are coming along!

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Re: Two Month tasting -- my first Gouda
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2010, 09:18:47 PM »
Hey, if it's edible, that's a success! And kudos on the feta; that can be tricky too.
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Re: Two Month tasting -- my first Gouda
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2010, 09:37:16 PM »
Sorry Michael I can't remember how old this cheese was but I would not look faith time it a cheeses best friend! Congrats on the feta.

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Re: Two Month tasting -- my first Gouda
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2010, 09:10:45 AM »
Hey, if it's edible, that's a success! And kudos on the feta; that can be tricky too.
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Re: Two Month tasting -- my first Gouda
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2010, 11:54:52 AM »
This cheese was made on 5/2, so its probably still a little young.

The Feta had a two week aging prior to tasting, and it was really good then.  We tried a little more with the Gouda and it was outstanding!

Now all I need is some time to actually make more... I was going to on Saturday but the pool pump broke, turning a 1 hour task into an all day event.

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