Craxi natural Gouda cheese.

Artisan natural Dutch Gouda cheese.

The Craftsmanship of Traditional Dutch Natural Gouda Cheese.
Cheese, a culinary marvel that has stood the test of time, boasts a rich history of craftsmanship across the globe. Among the plethora of cheese varieties, one that has captured the hearts and palates of many is the traditional Dutch Natural Gouda Cheese. Made with raw cow’s milk and perfected over centuries, this cheese is a testament to the artistry and dedication of Dutch dairy farmers.

Gouda cheese (factory cheese) is well known all over the world, but a well-kept secret is that there is also the Dutch traditional Gouda farmer’s cheese! Authentic raw-milk Gouda farmer’s cheese is still made on a small scale on cheese farms in the Netherlands and is recognised by the European Union as a guaranteed traditional speciality. The reason why this artisanal Gouda cheese with its rich, powerful, and unique taste is not known worldwide is that the vast majority of this high-quality Gouda cheese stays in the Netherlands.

The Essence of Traditional Craftsmanship

At the heart of Gouda cheese lies the art of traditional craftsmanship, passed down through generations of Dutch dairy farmers. What sets this cheese apart is its reliance on raw cow’s milk, brimming with natural enzymes and flavors. This raw milk provides a depth of taste that is difficult to replicate through pasteurization.

Craxi Natural Gouda Cheese in Spain.

Directly from the source (cheese farm) in the Netherlands to Craxi cheese shop in Malaga. The following types of natural Gouda cheese are for sale in the Mercado de la Merced in Malaga.

  1. Craxi traditional Dutch Gouda cheese: Matured for 2 months
  2. Craxi traditional Dutch Gouda cheese: Matured for 4 months
  3. Craxi traditional Dutch Gouda cheese: Matured for 6 months
  4. Craxi traditional Dutch Gouda cheese: Matured for 8 months
  5. Craxi traditional Dutch Gouda cheese: Matured for 12 months
  6. Craxi traditional Dutch Gouda cheese: Matured for 24 months
  7. Craxi traditional Dutch Gouda cheese: Matured for 36 months

Are you not in Malaga city and would you like our traditional Gouda to be delivered to your home? Then please contact us.

The Flavor Journey of Gouda farmer’s cheese.

During the ripening period, the cheese remains on the cheese farm. As Gouda cheese ages, its flavor profile evolves. Young Gouda is characterized by a mild and creamy taste. Over time, the cheese develops nutty undertones and the texture becomes drier. The longer the cheese ripens, the more tangy, fuller and more complex the taste. Crystals form after about 10 months of aging creating a delicious contrast between taste and mouthfeel.

Naturel Gouda farmer’s cheese has more flavor and less salt.

The difference in salt content between industrially made Gouda cheese and raw milk Gouda farmer’s cheese.

Salt content of types of Gouda cheesesSalt content
Craxi Gouda farmer’s cheese± 2% salt
Industrially made Gouda cheese± 3.5% salt
Industrially made Gouda cheese with ‘25% less salt’± 2.5% salt

Preserving Tradition in a Modern World

In an era marked by technological advancements, the tradition of crafting Gouda cheese from raw cow’s milk is a testament to the dedication of Dutch dairy farmers to preserving their cultural heritage. While modern practices have certainly found their place in the industry, these farmers recognize the intrinsic value of time-honored methods and their contribution to the cheese’s unique character.

Gouda Farmer’s Cheese A Culinary Delight.

From the lush green meadows of the Netherlands to the tables of Spain. Whether enjoyed on its own, accompanied by a glass of wine, or incorporated into a multitude of dishes, traditional Dutch Natural Gouda cheese is a culinary delight that transcends borders. Our artisan Craxi cheese carries with it the essence of a bygone era, a testament to the marriage between nature, crafts and gastronomy.

Craxi Gouda cheeses with fine herbs.

In addition to our natural Gouda farmer’s cheese, we also make small delicious Gouda cheeses with herbs, spices and black truffle. These herb cheeses are delicious on a cheese board or to use in a recipe, but are always nice original gifts for friends or family.

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Location Craxi Gouda cheese shop: Mercado de la Merced, Stall 14, Calle Merced, 4, 29012 Málaga, Spain.

Consuming Craxi Gouda is a journey to the heart of traditional Dutch Gouda Cheese a voyage through time, culture, and flavor. As we savor the distinct flavors and textures of this exceptional cheese, we pay homage to a tradition that has been lovingly preserved for centuries.

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