Two Cheeses We Love: Ewephoria Gouda & Old Amsterdam

Jenn and I found both of these while we took a weekend romantic getaway to Carmel, and wandered into one of our favorite stores, The Cheese Shop. (I think they need a new website though!).

Ewephoria, Sheep’s-milk Gouda

As SFGate tells us, this mild cheese is “The texture is firm, becoming drier toward the rind, and the flavor intense and sweet, with enough acidity to keep the cheese from being cloying.imported from Holland. (photo). Cheese descriptions never mean too much to me — however, what I *do* know is that it is a great, mild, slightly dry cheese that tastes great on crackers. I highly suggest it! It’s got to be one of my all-time favorite milds.

Old Amsterdam, Cow’s-milk Gouda

Apparently this one has won numerous European Gold Medals for gourmet cheese. It’s also a gouda, but is a little stronger and maybe even a little drier than the Ewephoria. In truth, they’re a great combination with some crackers, and maybe some sweet fruit. I’d pick up both of them!

I’ll leave you with a short commercial I found:

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