Cheesemakers from the Netherlands have been recognized for their dedication to making pure, quality cheese for centuries. This 5-Year Aged Gouda is made from Pasteurized cow’s milk, salt, cheese cultures, vegetarian rennet, and annatto. It is traditionally aged on wooden shelves for 5 years. It has a strong sharp flavor and a hard texture. This special Gouda is ideal for cutting up during snack time or grating over salads or pastas. It makes a great pair with a glass of Chardonnay or Cabernet.