Gouda Organic Farmhouse "Wilde Weide" Fenugreek 3 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 Montbéliarde 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 3 months, is deliciously soft and creamy on the palate, with an explosion of malt-flavoured taste from the fenugreek seeds. Even though quite young the taste has already started to develop into a mildly full and sharp experience with pleasant hints of butter and hazelnut aftertaste.
Serving and Cooking Suggestions
● paired with a craft beer
● on its own or plain on a slice of fruit bread
● diced in a salad or in canapes
Ingredients: raw organic cow milk, salt, starter culture, rennet, fenugreek
Allergens: milk protein