Aged for 18 months prior to release, Uniekaas Reserve is a traditionally-aged Gouda, produced in the “Het Groene Hart” region of northern Holland.
After production, cheeses are transferred to maturing rooms where they are placed on wooden shelves to age. Each wheel is rotated and turned week after week for up to 18 months. This process allows the even distribution of moisture within the cheese and gives it time to develop slowly.
Flavors of Uniekaas Reserve are typically quite sharp with underlying notes of almonds and salt neither of which are commonly found in traditional Dutch Goudas.
Pair it with red zinfandel and Marcona almonds and Red Zinfandel