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Old Amsterdam Debuts Two New Flavors Of Aged Gouda Cheese

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Last updated on June 13th, 2024 at 03:14 pm

Old Amsterdam Cheese, a product of the third-generation, family-owned and -run Westland Cheese Co., debuts two new flavors: Old Amsterdam Mild and Old Amsterdam Reserve. The new products join the current line that includes Old Amsterdam Classic, the No. 1 aged gouda in Holland; and Old Amsterdam Goat, named the No. 1 hard goat’s milk cheese in the world.

Old Amsterdam Cheese leads the branded aged gouda market in Holland and, overall, gouda cheese continues to grow in the U.S. and worldwide. Both gouda and goat cheese have risen in popularity among specialty cheeses over the past year.

Premium and specialty cheeses continue to perform well with more people eating and entertaining at home. Many Americans have expanded beyond traditional favorites to full-flavored specialty products.

All Old Amsterdam Gouda cheese products are produced using high quality ingredients, providing a good source of calcium and protein; and being naturally lactose-free and gluten-free.

“We are very excited to add two delicious and appealing flavors to our Aged Gouda and Goat line” said Rob van Mourik, commercial manager export for Old Amsterdam in North America. “The timing is right to diversify the current Old Amsterdam line up with more people eating at home during the pandemic and with snacking trends on the rise. The new flavors join the delicious line up of Aged Gouda and Goat Cheese offering our consumers more deliciousness The Old Amsterdam Way.”

The Old Amsterdam Cheese new flavors include:

  • Old Amsterdam Extra Aged Gouda, known as The Reserve. This cheese is aged for a minimum of 18 months and has a multitude of deep, rich flavors with bourbon, caramel and pecan undertones and a firm, crumbly texture sparked with lots of ripening crystals. It is great paired with favorites such as sweet and spicy roasted nuts, mixed marinated olives, honey mustard and sweet and savory bread. Also great with a favorite cocktail or wine.
  • Old Amsterdam Mild Gouda, known as The Mild. This cheese is a worldwide favorite due to its accessible flavor. This young gouda is aged for a minimum of four months and has a creamy and semi-soft texture making this an excellent cheese for melting, sandwiches and snacking. 

Old Amsterdam’s cheeses have won numerous awards in the past, including Best Aged Gouda and Best Hard Goat’s Milk Cheese at the World Championship Cheese Contest (U.S.), Best Gouda at the World Cheese Awards (U.K.) and Best Dutch Cheese at The International Cheese and Dairy Awards (U.K.).

During the 2020 World Champion Cheese Contest in Wisconsin, Old Amsterdam Goat won “Best in Class,” achieving the highest score from more than 30 entries from six countries and was voted the No. 1 Hard Goat’s Milk cheese in the world. The judges called it “a fantastic cheese with sweet notes and a nice body” and chose it in the Top 20 cheeses of the show. Nearly 4,000 cheeses were entered.

Old Amsterdam can be found at such retailers as Stop & Shop, Giant Martin’s, Giant Food, Giant Eagle, Kings, Raley’s, Shop-Rite, Albertsons Southern California Division, Albertsons Shaw’s and Trader Joe’s. 

Old Amsterdam’s U.S. headquarters are in Darien, Connecticut.

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