Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Another New Thing I Fell In Love With!

Rembrandt Extra Aged Gouda

Rembrandt Extra Aged Gouda

Boy, my mini-vacation sure opened my eyes up to a few new things. One being Blue Diamonds Almond Breeze Vanilla Milk and the other being this Rembrandt Extra Aged Gouda Cheese. OMGoodness it is so yummy. I do have to say that it is a hard dry cheese (like a real parmesan cheese). I can just sit and eat and eat it.

Now for a little bit about this cheese:

All Dutch exporters pack extra aged Gouda. But Rembrandt extra aged Gouda, like his namesake, stands out from all the rest. Competing against over 1,800 cheeses at the prestigious 2002 Nantwich International Cheese Show (UK), Rembrandt was awarded the coveted "H.T Webb Trophy for Best Continental Cheese. Rembrandt also garnered the First Place award in the Best Dutch Cheese class. But what makes Rembrandt so special? Like Rembrandt Van Rijn, whose use of light and color remains a testament to the creative impulse K.H De Jong's cheesemakers have melded the best old-world aging practices with modern quality controls to produce a consistently superb and artfully delicious extra aged gouda. While some producers force age their Gouda, De Jong's cheesemakers would never stoop to such a practice. The cheese will grace your table just as Rembrandt's timeless portraits and etchings remain a standard against which all artists can be judged.

Product Metrics:

Country: Holland
Milk: Cow
Rind: A firm orange rind
Aging: 1 Year
Consistency: Semi-hard and slightly crunchy
Taste: Honey, caramel, butterscotch - with a slight, spicy finish of aged whiskey
Brand name: Rembrandt
Rennet: Enzymes
Height: 2.5
Length: 6"
Width: 2

Now, I did not know that it is an imported cheese. lol I have looked for it at our local Wal-Mart and well I couldn't find it there but I have been told that you can find it at the Kroger Market Places. I haven't checked the regular Kroger stores yet. You can buy it for $10 - $15 per pound. Yes, that is expensive but it is soooo yummy. I bought it for $15.99 per pound at Balducci's Food Lovers Market in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. The chunks were between $8 and $10 each.

Cheese info and picture came from Cheese Supply. I was not paid in any way for this review. I purchased this cheese on my own.



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