Gouda Marieke Young

Gouda Marieke Young

13 Customer Ratings
Item Number: #1323
Weight: 0.50lbs

Licensed cheesemaker, Marieke Penterman and her team, handcraft traditional Dutch Goudas using the time-tested, Old World, cheesemaking methods Marieke brought with her when she emigrated from the Netherlands. Marieke transforms farmstead-fresh, raw, cow's milk from her family farm into award-winning cheese, which is then carefully cured on imported Dutch pine planks in temperature and humidity-controlled aging cellars. Marieke Gouda is their signature cheese made with an authentic Old World Gouda recipe. This Young Gouda is mild and creamy. The rBGH free cows milk couldn't be fresher being piped directly from the first milking of the day directly into the processing vat. The curd is hand packed into 18 pound forms before going under the press. It is then brined for 60 hours. The wheels are then transferred to the special curing room and aged on Dutch pine planks which absorb the liquid as the cheese ages. For the first 14 days the cheese is turned (flipped over) daily to ensure that the butterfat is evenly distributed throughout the cheese.

The Basics

Region: Thorp, WI

Milk Type: Cow

Pasteurization: Raw

Rennet Type: Vegetarian

Age: 2-4 months

Ingredients: Raw cow's milk, cultures, enzymes, salt


2011 U.S Cheese Championship

2009 American Cheese Society

2008 American Cheese Society

Cheese Profile


  • young
  • medium
  • aged
  • old


  • soft
  • medium
  • hard
  • brittle


  • mild
  • medium
  • strong
  • pungent

Pairing Recommendations

  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir
  • Malbec
  • Merlot
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Zinfandel
  • Lager
  • Pale Ale
  • Porter
  • Stout
  • Amber Ale

Other Cheese Pairings
Savory Crackers, Crusty Artisan Bread, Pork, Dried Fruit, Grapes, Chicken, Salami, Nuts

Product Reviews (1)

By Stephen D Ingram

I was going to go for a more aged cheese but this is a little creamy at room temperature and smells and tastes great. A really nice Gouda.

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