1000 Day Gouda
April 30, 2012 - Fearlessly Archived - Still a fun read, price & availability may have changed.
If faced with the question, “What could you do in 1000 days?” how would you respond? Would you raise a couple of guide dog puppies? Would you immerse yourself in a foreign language so you could converse with an international crowd? Would you write the great American novel? Or would you make cheese?
Our Dutch artisans made cheese, Trader Joe’s 1000 Day Gouda to be specific. Most Gouda is young, but this cheese is quite mature. It’s crafted in the traditional manner, using fresh milk from the Dutch countryside. It is allowed to ripen on untreated wooden shelves, where it is hand turned by the cheese master to ensure even flavor and consistent texture throughout each wheel. At 1000 days, it becomes a full-flavored, somewhat crumbly cheese replete with fine crystals that give it a bit of crunch.
Back in November, this was our Spotlight Cheese, meant to come and go within weeks. And it did. But there was uproar when it was gone, so now you’ll find 1000 Day Gouda in our cheese section every day. Unless, that is, someone decides to buy it all at once. You know, so they’ll have enough for 1000 days…
We’re selling 1000 Day Gouda in wedges of about eight ounces for $9.99 a pound, every day.