When you read the words, “Amsterdam Reserve”, what do you think about? Is it a special stash of weed with unparalleled THC effects? Is it a group of ‘escorts’ being saved up for you? Is it an aged gouda?
Well, if you answered AGED GOUDA, then you are one who seriously has food on you mind, 24/7.
Amsterdam Reserve was a cheese introduced to me a while back. It is a cow’s milk gouda from Holland that is aged 2-3 years. This results in a golden, orange, brown firm, hard cheese. I picked some up from Janice Beaton Fine Cheeses here in Calgary, along with some buffalo mozzarella. This was one of the first cheeses I had where I came to the realization that cheese could have so much complexity and depth of flavor.
Letting a tiny morsel of Amsterdam Reserve melt in my mouth, I was met with creamy flavors of nuts and butterscotch with a sweet caramel finish. Everyone should have no Reserve-ations about trying this cheese and go out and buy some!