Gouda Organic Farmhouse "Wilde Weide" Lightly Matured 2 months PGI
Wilde Weide is a Dutch Boerenkaas (farmhouse) Gouda organically produced by Jan and Roos van Schie on their family farm "Boerderij de Eenzaamheid" near Warmond, South Holland.
The farm, which was originally built in the 1700s, is situated on a polder (lake island), called Zwanburgerpolder within the ‘green heart’ of the Netherlands, famed for its beauty and rich agricultural landscape. The unpasteurised milk comes from the van Schie’s own organic Montbeliarde cows, considered to be uncommon in the Netherlands, however the brothers were inspired to make cheese using this less popular breed after tasting local cheeses on a family holiday in Franche-Comté.
Wilde Weide, which translates to “wild meadow,” reflecting the diet that the small herd of cows enjoy which includes a rich variety of grasses, flowers and herbs that are naturally and biodynamically grown in the meadows of the farm and is produced in small quantities of no more than a dozen per week.
This cheese, which is quite young having been matured for only a couple of months, is deliciously soft and creamy on the palate, with a milder taste than its 12-month matured counterpart. Even though quite young the taste has already started to develop into a mildly full and sharp experience with pleasant hints of butter and hazelnuts.
Serving and Cooking Suggestions
● paired with Syrah, Chardonnay, Riesling
● on its own or plain fresh crusty bread
● grate over a pizza or combined into an omelette or fondue
Ingredients: raw organic cow milk, salt, starter culture, rennet
Allergens: milk protein