Nettle Gouda & Cumin Gouda

If you like cumin, this is the cheese for you. Cumin is a favorite fall / winter spice. This cheese is modeled after the Dutch cheese Leyden and is one we make only in the fall and winter. The nettle gouda, alternatively,  is made only in the spring when the cows first return to pasture.  We capture all of the goodness from the early lactation milk and nutrition from the lush, fast-growing spring grass and pack it in to this cheese.  Inspired by “Graskaas” a Dutch “grass cheese”  it is beautifully golden and the green nettles make it remarkable.   It’s pleasant long finish makes it a great cheese to pair with wine and take on a picnic.