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 Premium Gouda are studded with flakes of black truffle, which add an earthy and mushroomy boost to an already incredible cheese! Pairing notes: rich red wines like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chianti, and Nebbiolo, rich, buttery white wines like Chardonnay, Champagne or bubbles of any kind!