Marieke Penterman and her family relocated from the Netherlands to the nether regions of northern Wisconsin to pursue their cheesemaking dreams. They produce an array of award-winning goudas that would make their cousins across the pond blush! The cheese is crafted from the milk of Holstein-Fresian cows, the breed developed for its dairying prowess in Holland. Each wax-coated wheel is aged for over 18 months, during which time it develops a dense, firm paste and a sweet, grassy, and milky flavor. These truffled wheels of Marieke Gouda are studded with flakes of black truffle, which add an earthy and mushroomy boost to an already incredible cheese!