Fox Hill Cheese House

Gouda - Fox Hill

Fox Hill Gouda is a casual cheese. You can taste the "terroir" of this artisanal cheese, which is made from farmstead milk.

Made by Fox Hill Cheese House

Fox Hill Farm, a sixth-generation family farm nestled in the lush Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, is home to Fox Hill Cheese House. They plant the seed and grow the grass in order to use the finest and freshest quality milk from their Holstein and Jersey cows in their processing facility.

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About this cheese

This semi-soft cheese is quite mild in flavour when young, but acquires slight sharpness with age. Fox Hill offers a variety of Gouda cheeses, including: Smoked, Jalapeno, Peppercorn, Cumin, Caraway, Herb & Garlic, Garlic & Chives and One Year Old.

Pair it with...

food

Delicious with Spartan apples.

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tea

Pair with Gyokuro, a green tea from Japan.

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food

Serve with passion fruit.

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wine

Pair with a Tawny Port.

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Additional Information

Family Gouda
Texture Semi-soft
Province Nova Scotia
Rind type Waxed
Milk type Pasteurized
Moisture 39%
Milk fat 30%
Distribution Federal

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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