An extra aged goat gouda from Holland. The Gutshoff farm which produces the Chèvre Grand Affineur is located in the area of Twente in Holland at the border of Germany. This goat gouda is aged in warm caves and rubbed with caramel at the very end of its maturation. This aged version is held for at least one year before release, resulting in a rough and stony wheel with a deep toffee-colored interior smattered with white patches of crystalline minerals. As the cheese ages the flavours intensify into a caramelized, burnt sugary treasure with a crunchy texture to boot.
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Cacio di Bosco al Tartufo is one of the finest Tuscan pecorino made from both sheep's and cow's milk and has tiny specks dark truffles scattered throughout its friable pate.
The history of the cheese dates back to the 17th century when farmers recognized the need to make and look their cheeses apart from cheese made in other parts of the country. They decided that the colour of the cheese should denote its richness and creaminess.