Mountainoak Cheese Ltd.
Black Truffle - Mountainoak
Ancient Greeks called truffles the "food of the gods", and this Black Truffle cheese is definitely divine!
Made by Mountainoak Cheese Ltd.
In Holland, the Van Bergeijks' prize-winning cheeses were very popular with local consumers, but there was little opportunity to grow as dairy farmers. Seeking a brighter future, the family immigrated to Canada in 1996, where they purchased their present farm in Wilmot Township. Mountainoak Cheese is a modern processing plant that allows the family to continue the tradition of producing great-tasting Gouda-style cheeses made with the fresh, high-quality milk from their own dairy cows.
About this cheese
Uniquely aromatic and often thought of as a cheese to be saved for special occasions, Mountainoak Black Truffle has a flavour that separates it from all other cheeses - a gourmet product fit for connoisseurs of fine food. Ancient Greeks called truffles the "food of the gods", and this cheese is definitely divine.
Pair it with...
foodPair with garden greens.
teaPair with Gyokuro, a green tea from Japan.
winePair with a full-bodied white wine, such as Chardonnay.
beerPair with ales.
Proper storage includes making sure that the wrapping adheres well to the cheese to prevent it from drying out. Keep cheeses on a lower shelf of your refrigerator, far from foods with strong odours, to avoid absorption of unwanted tastes and smells. If you follow these guidelines, your refrigerator’s vegetable drawer will be a good storage spot.
Plastic wrap is the most versatile, accessible and efficient way to preserve cheese freshness. It also provides the tightest seal to protect from moisture, odours and possibly mould in the fridge.
Refrigerator Shelf-life: 2-3 weeks.
Most cheeses can be frozen, but it is important to keep in mind that freezing can affect texture and character. This is why thawed cheeses are best reserved for use in cooking. Neither the taste nor texture of meals cooked with previously frozen cheeses will be affected.
You can freeze Gouda cheese, in pieces of 500 g or less, for up to two months! Just carefully wrap cheese in plastic wrap and place in an airtight freezer bag or vacuum pack. Before using, it is important to allow cheese to thaw slowly in the refrigerator.