Mountainoak Cheese Ltd.

Chili Pepper - Mountainoak

This cheese has the smooth and creamy taste of a great Gouda, and just enough chili peppers to give a hint of heat on the finish.

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.

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About this cheese

This cheese has the smooth and creamy taste of a great Gouda, and just enough chili peppers to give a hint of heat on the finish. Chili Pepper is nothing to be afraid of - just the right amount of heat makes this cheese a delight.

Pair it with...

tea

Pair with Gyokuro, a green tea from Japan.

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wine

Pair with a full-bodied white wine, such as Gewürztraminer.

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beer

Pair with ales.

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Additional Information

Family Gouda
Texture Semi-soft
Province Ontario
Rind type Waxed
Milk type Pasteurized
Moisture 34%
Milk fat 27%
Distribution Provincial

Keeping Cheese

Storage

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.

Freezing

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.

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