GOUDA. Available in several flavours.
Country of origin: NetherlandsLook and Feel: NEEDS MORE RESEARCHDid you know?: NEEDS MORE RESEARCHCommon uses: NEEDS MORE RESEARCH
Country of origin: Netherlands Look and Feel: The soft and creamy taste of cheese blends wonderfully with black pepper. Our black pepper gouda has an intense flavor, is creamy, lingers in the mouth and is exceptionally aromatic. Did you know?: With a little help from our cookbook/recipe section, you could make black pepper gouda biscuits!Common uses: Nothing spices up your cheese platter than the beautiful blend in taste between cheese and black pepper.
Country of origin: Netherlands Quality/texture/compostion/process : A semi-hard cheese celebrated for its rich, unique flavor and smooth texture. Gouda is typically made from pasteurized cow’s milk although some artisan varieties use sheep’s or goat’s milk to produce cheeses that are going to be aged for a long time Did you know? Gouda accounts for 50%-60% of the world’s cheese composition.Common uses: Commonly used as a standalone table cheese.
Country of origin: NetherlandsLook and feel : Smoked Gouda is traditionally smoked in brick ovens over flaming hickory chip embers. This hard cheese has an edible, brown rind and a creamy, yellow interior.Did you know? Smoked Gouda goes really well with beer. So much for the wine and cheese, theory!Common uses: Use our Smoked Gouda to complement fruits, nuts and dark chocolate. If you’re hungrier you can add them to your sandwiches and burgers. And did we mention beer?
Country of origin: Italy Look and Feel: NEEDS MORE RESEARCH. Did you know?: NEEDS MORE RESEARCHCommon uses: Gourmet lovers have often described a Red Pepper Gouda soup as a near-spiritual experience. Our cookbook/recipe section is your guide!
Country of origin: FranceLook and Feel: Our semi-hard cheese has a soft texture yet is firm enough to slice and grill. It is a stark white color and is tangy in flavor, although the longer it matures, the milder the flavor becomes. Did you know?: Cheese made with goat's milk has less lactose and is easier for people to digest.Common uses: Goes great with bread and light white wine. Breakfast of champions? We didn’t say it!
Country of origin: ItalyLook and Feel: These delicious egg-sized balls have an elastic texture and consistency. It’s delicate milk and cream aroma, and a slight taste of butter are defining attributes.Did you know?: Bocconcini literally means small mouthfuls. An alternative name used is Uova di bufala, or “Buffalo eggs”.Common uses: Bocconcini is often used in tomato and basil salads and to accompany pasta or Italian water biscuits.
Country of origin: Ukraine or FranceLook and Feel: Sour cream has a naturally thick texture and a pure, rich flavor that is slightly sour.Did you know?: ???????Common uses: Usually, the preferred base for dips that go along with chips or crackers, Sour Cream can also be used as the base for some creamy salad dressings. It’s also useful for baking, and can be added to the mix for cakes, cookies, American-style biscuits, doughnuts and scones
Country of origin: ItalyLook and Feel: The burrata's uniqueness lies in the buttery texture of the cheese's center. When you bite into burrata, the cream oozes out irresistibly. It is as though you one is tasting three different textures and flavours all at once - the sweetness of the cream, the shedded mozzarella with a toutttch of acidity, and the more complex and cheesy outer layer. Did you know? : Burrata means buttered in Italian. The soft, buttery center is made from fresh cream and shredded pieces of mozzarella called stracciatella.Common uses: Burrata go well with salad, prosciutto crudo, crusty bread, fresh tomatoes with olive oil, cracked black pepper, or pasta.
Country of origin: ItalyLook and Feel: Ricotta has a lovely textured feel on the palette. Moist, soft and crumbly, it is very delicate with an almost nutty flavour. It’s fresh and mellow flavours hit you straight away. Did you know? : Ricotta literally means "recooked" and it uses whey, the liquid that remains after straining curds when making cheese. It was originally a means to strip proteins that would have otherwise been lost in the whey.Common uses: Known to most as the fluffy white cheese used in lasagna, it goes equally well with salads
Country of origin: NetherlandsLook and feel: An unusual creamy, washed curd, Gouda cheese with the addition of pungent aromatic cumin seeds adds a warm spicy flavour that blends beautifully with the texture of the cheese.Did you know?: NEEDS MORE RESEARCHCommon uses: Enjoy Cumin Gouda after a spicy Indian or Thai meal or if you want, get yourself a nice beer.
Country of origin: FranceLook and Feel: Our goat cheese is mild and creamy with a smooth texture and fresh flavour. Made from 100% goat’s milk in a traditional log format.Did you know? : The fermentation is allowed to last a full 24 hours so that it becomes incredibly creamy. Another day's draining sets it to perfection.Common uses: Try it in a roasted beet salad, over pasta, in a cheesecake or simply spread on a bagel. It won’t let you down.
Country of origin: ItalyLook and Feel: Tastes fresh, like it should, our mozzarella is mild, delicate with a hint of sourness.Did you know?: The process of making mozzarella is called pasta filata. The curds are heated in water or whey until they form strings and become elastic in texture. Then, they are stretched, kneaded until smooth, and then formed into round balls to make fresh mozzarella cheese. Common uses: A good mozzarella is what adds extra cheese to your pizza crust!
Country of origin: ItalyLook and Feel: Scamorza is elastic, stringy and it has less moisture than Mozzarella. Additionally, the flavor is more piquant, milky and creamy. Smoked Scamorza has a subtle, smoky flavor with a sweet, light caramel note.Did you know?: Scamorza is a spun cheese, made from cow's milk. Also, it’s the only worthy substitute for mozzarella when making pizza.Common uses: Pasta, pizza, salad – use it anywhere! Officially the most underrated cheese, you will be surprised with what you get!
Country of origin: Poland/GermanyLook and Feel: Said to be a cross between yoghurt and cottage cheese, quark is moist, snowy white in colour with a subtle taste and smooth & soft texture. The flavour is similar to that of sour cream with the seasonings of herbs, spices or fruits. Did you know? : Dr. Johanna Budwig’s flaxseed oil and quark cheese diet has been known to help cancer patients, even “curing” them on certain occasions.Common uses: Quark can be used as a sour cream substitute to top baked potatoes, and as an ingredient in a variety of dishes including cheesecakes, dips, salads and sauces.
Country of origin: ItalyLook and Feel: Thick, creamy and soft, just the way Italians like it, Mascarpone tastes like thick, cream-cheese-textured whipping cream. It is kind of sweet and dessert-like.Did you know?: Mascarpone is a vital ingredient in Tiramisu, and is sometimes used to thicken and enrich risottos.Common uses: Mascarpone tastes best with anchovies, mustard and spices, or mixed with cocoa or coffee. You can also use it to thicken puddings and dessert creams, and it holds just as well as a standalone dessert served with fruit or syrup.