Meadowkaas: Get it While it’s Gouda!
Meadowkaas is a springtime gouda, that is only available during three months of the year, when the cows in Holland get to eat the first of the springtime grass. It is aged for four weeks and has a wax shell.
I found Meadowkaas at Whole Foods Union Square ($7.99/lb) and was pleasantly surprised with the creamy, mild and nutty flavor of this semi-soft cheese. It’s definitely a snack-able cheese– I’ve been
munching tasting and recording notes on it for about 15 minutes now (purely research) and the only thing I have to warn you about is the salty aftertaste.
Meadowkaas, like other gouda, melts easily- I would definitely try it on a burger at your next BBQ or in a creamy pasta sauce with lots of mushrooms and maybe some asparagus. I’ve started drooling again; excuse me as I start brainstorming a Meadowkaas-centered dinner.