2013 with 2-Year Aged Gouda
Semi-Hard, Pasteurized, Cow’s Milk – Netherlands
By now, you probably think that I must love this cheese. While that may be true, you see it featured in my pairings a lot because my wines and this cheese actually love each other. This is the same cheese that paired well with Cheap Date last spring; however, as Cheap Date started to age, the flavor dynamics changed and so I changed the pairing for Cheap Date. If you come do a private tasting, or an in-home wine/cheese pairing, you can find out what that is. But back to Puppy Love and Gouda – this is a great pairing right now. I think you’ll find that many young, fruity red
wines like Puppy Love with great balance, acidity and low alcohol will go well with this cheese.
The 2-year Gouda is smooth and creamy, which counter-balances the bright acidity of the 2013 Puppy Love (like many of the Puppy Loves before it.)