Van Kaas Smoked Gouda

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Kevin

“I love gouda!” Apparently so do a lot of people; gouda makes up over 50% of all cheese consumed in the world!

‘How-da’ as the locals say, is a Dutch cheese named after the city of Gouda in the Netherlands. With variations such as; age of cheese, type of milk used and different flavors and spices you’re sure to find a gouda to meet your needs.

Van Kaas Smoked Gouda is made in Holland from cow’s milk and naturally smoked over hickory wood. It has a golden body with rich flavors of butterscotch and undertones of caramel and coffee. This cheese would make a great addition to any recipe or simply paired with a glass of Zinfandel or a Pale Ale Beer. Oh, and don’t forget to tie in your favorite cracker or crusty bread!

So when you’re looking for a pleasant, well rounded cheese this summer, try Van Kaas Smoked Gouda. I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

Remember cheese is fun!

Van Kaas Smoked Gouda Macaroni and Cheese

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Van Kaas Smoked Gouda Macaroni and Cheese
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. Package Short Pasta (Penne, Elbow Macaroni, etc.)
  • 4 T. Butter
  • 4 T. All-Purpose Flour
  • 4 Cups Milk
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • ½ tsp. Fresh Ground Pepper
  • ½ tsp. Paprika
  • 8 Oz. Block Sharp White Cheddar Cheese, grated and divided (about 2 cups)
  • 8 Oz. Block Van Kaas Smoked Gouda Cheese, grated and divided (about 2 cups)
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  3. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-low heat; whisk in flour until smooth.
  4. Continue whisking and cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Gradually whisk in milk.
  6. Whisking constantly, cook for 5 minutes or until thickened.
  7. Reduce heat to low and stir in salt, black pepper and most of the cheese, reserving about a cup of cheese.
  8. Pour the pasta in a lightly greased 8 x 11 x 2 baking dish.
  9. Spoon cheese sauce over the pasta, stirring lightly to even out the sauce in the pan.
  10. Sprinkle top with remaining cup of cheese and paprika.
  11. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until bubbly.
  12. Remove from oven, and prepare yourself for out-of-this world macaroni and cheese.

 

Van Kaas Smoked Gouda Stuffed Pork Chops

Van Kaas Smoked Gouda Stuffed Pork Chops
 
Ingredients
  • ¼ lb. Van Kaas Smoked Gouda Cheese, shredded
  • 8 Slices Bacon, cooked & crumbled
  • ½ Cup Fresh Parsley, chopped
  • ¼ tsp. Ground Black Pepper
  • 4- 2 ¼ inch thick Center-Cut, Bone-in Pork Chops
  • 2 tsp. Olive Oil
  • ½ tsp. Salt
Instructions
  1. Lightly oil the grill grate.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the cheese, bacon, parsley, and ⅛ teaspoon black pepper.
  4. Lay the chop flat on cutting board, and with a sharp knife held parallel to the board, cut a pocket into the pork, going all the way to the bone, but leaving the sides intact.
  5. Stuff cheese mixture into pocket.
  6. Close pork chop with a wooden toothpick.
  7. Brush meat with oil, and season with salt and more black pepper.
  8. Grill over medium heat 5 to 8 minutes on each side, or until pork is done.
  9. Careful not to overcook!

 

Kevin
Coborn’s, Inc. Director of Deli

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