Don’t try this at home unless you like it spicy and the distinct taste of cumin!
This mature and strong flavoured Gouda is named after the town it was originally made in more than 350 years ago, when Dutch sea traders started bringing cumin seeds back from India. It is made with semi-skimmed milk and matured for 12-18months resulting in a firm and crumbly texture. With a thin coat of red wax on the outside this granular cheese has an unsual browny-greeny tone of yellow.
What with? Gives every soup a special zing! Or can easily be enjoyed on its own with some pretzels, and a cold beer or two.