Brabander Goat Gouda – L’Amuse


Brabander is an unusual goats milk gouda made from the fresh milk of Saanen goats in the Brabant region. Its porcelain white paste is a stark contrast to the typical deep amber associated with classic Dutch gouda. After 3 weeks, young cheeses are selected by oplegger (ripener) Betty Koster for maturation at her facility, just outside of Amsterdam.

Betty’s technique of maturing gouda in warm maturation rooms is unique in the Netherlands. The higher temperature and humidity encourage complex flavours of butter & caramel to develop whilst maintaining the moisture in the cheese, giving it a distinctive fudgy texture.

A little history

Betty and husband Martin started their cheese shop, L’Amuse, in 1989 specialising in premium local and international cheeses. Their close connection to small local cheesemakers and meticulous care in maturation, have put a spotlight on the super quality of artisan Dutch gouda.

Goes well with:

Rosé, Sancerre, Yeasty beers

Similar cheeses:

Midnight Moon, Caprinelle

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Cheese Details
  • Cheese Type: Semi Hard
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Milk Type: Goat
  • Pasteurisation: Pasteurised
  • Rennet Type: Animal Based
  • Classification: Artisan

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