Happy Days

Gouda Organic - Happy Days

Aged between 2 to 3 months, this semi-soft Gouda is mild-flavoured with a slightly nutty finish, and has a smooth and creamy texture.

Made by Happy Days

Donat Koller grew up in Switzerland on a small dairy farm. After studying cheese making and working on other farms, he immigrated to Canada in 1993 and founded Happy Days Dairy. The organic cow milk used in the cheese comes from the McLeod family farm in the Shuswap, where the animals graze in pastures at the foot of Mount Ida.

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About this cheese

Aged between 2 to 3 months, Happy Days Organic Gouda is mild-flavoured with a slightly nutty finish, and has a smooth and creamy texture.

Pair it with...


Pair with Gyokuro, a green tea from Japan.

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Serve with passion fruit.

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Pair with fruity red wines.

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Pair with ales.

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Additional Information

Family Gouda
Texture Semi-soft
Province British Columbia
Rind type No Rind
Milk type Pasteurized
Moisture 40%
Milk fat 30%
Distribution Federal

Keeping Cheese


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.

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