There are multiple recipes that require the use of gouda cheese, e.g., mac and cheese, chicken and macaroni bake, pasta with gouda cheese sauce, gouda cheese crisps, etc. If you’re a fan of such recipes, then you likely already have some at home. That said, you can also enjoy it as smoked gouda, and this opens up more options in terms of flavor. Even in the same recipes, with the only change being the use of smoked gouda rather than regular gouda, you find some significant changes in flavor.
Notably, this variation of gouda is available in stores, but you can also make it at home and use it for smoked gouda recipes. We don’t recommend the store variation since then you don’t have control over the smoking process or the resulting product. It’s still a viable option if you’re short on time. However, if you’re in no particular rush making your own if you have a smoker should be quite fulfilling, and you’ll have control over the level of smokiness.
If you’ve never experimented with this option, the question, “what does smoked gouda taste like?” is likely on your mind right about now. We can tell you for a fact that it’s pretty different from other gouda cheese varieties, including young gouda, aged gouda, fenugreek-infused gouda, cumin-rubbed gouda, and more.
It’s sweet, salty, smooth, buttery, creamy, and typically nuttier tasting compared to regular variations of which, according to Cheese.com Trusted Source Gouda - Cheese.com Gouda, or “How-da” as the locals say, is a Dutch cheese named after the city of Gouda in the Netherlands. If truth be told, it is one of the most popular cheeses in the world, accounting for 50 to 60% of the world’s cheese consumption. www.cheese.com , there are seven when classified in terms of age. That said, you’ll have to taste it for yourself to feel the actual goodness and how well it melts in your mouth. The recipe for making it is provided below.
Notably, it is high in calories and fat, so some people are skeptical about its consumption. That said, it does have nutritional benefits as well. If you can keep your smoked gouda consumption within the US Department of Agriculture recommended guidelines, then it shouldn’t be a problem.
These guidelines state that you should only have the equivalent of 3 cups of dairy in a day. Excluding the smoked gouda, other dairy products you might have in your daily diet include milk, yogurt, butter, cream, and more. As such, you need to account for these other dairy products before deciding how much smoked gouda is healthy for consumption in a day.
By smoking the gouda, you get to experience a whole new world of cheese flavors. Of course, the wood you use can also affect the final product giving it some hints of fruity flavors or something else. Also, like other cheeses, smoked gouda does fit well in a variety of recipes, so it will be an asset having it in your refrigerator.