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Mar 29, 2009 01:36 PM

What to do with 4 pounds of Gouda?

My sister brought me back half a huge wheel of Dutch Gouda from St. Maarten and I am sooooo excited. Is there anything special I should do with it? I've never really cooked with gouda before (it's gone right into my belly too fast to cook with it!) so I'd love to hear recommendations of what to do with it. I'll probably freeze some of it.... or is this a bad idea?

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  1. What type of gouda is it? Is it aged?
    I'm also interested in what people have to say, as I have a huge wedge of 4 yr. aged gouda (very brandy-like in flavor) that is begging for a great recipe!

    1. Eat some, smoke some, freeze some

      1. I have never cooked with it but I love gouda! This may sound crazy but my dad used to eat it with Chips Ahoy Chocolate Chip cookies. To this day, I love to have a little slice of Gouda on a chocolate chip cookie.

        1. Specialty of the ABC islands is Keshi Yena--stewed chicken and/or beef with island spices and dried fruits baked in a hollowed wheel of edam or gouda (or you can just use slices of the cheese).

          1. How about fondue? Might also make good beer and cheese soup.