Mature Cornish Gouda is aged 10-12 months.
It won ‘best hard cheese’ at the Great British Cheese Awards.
It has a rich complex flavour while still holding a great moisture level, with a beautiful crunch from the crystals which form around 8 months so are still fairly small.
The Cornish Gouda Company produces beautifully hand crafted artisan cheeses on a small family dairy farm in Cornwall. The Dutch family moved from the Netherlands in 1998 to start dairy farming, but due to years of poor milk prices the family could no longer afford to continue running the business. When youngest son, Giel, came home from college to a ‘For Sale’ sign on the farm gate in 2012, he decided he would make the business viable by diversifying the farm through the production of Cornish Gouda Cheese.