Signature Cheese

Marieke® Gouda is our signature cheese made with an authentic Old World Gouda recipe. The equipment, cultures, herbs and spices are all imported from Holland. The rBGH free cows milk from the Penterman Farm cows couldn’t be fresher being piped directly from the first milking of the day directly into the processing vat.

 

Handcrafted with Passion

The curd is hand packed into 18 pound forms before going under the press. It is then brined for 60 hours. The wheels are then transferred to the special curing room and aged on Dutch pine planks which absorb the liquid as the cheese ages. For the first 14 days the cheese is turned (flipped over) daily to ensure that the butterfat is evenly distributed throughout the cheese. The wooden planks are also cleaned daily and turned to prevent molds.

 

During this time the breathable coating is hand painted on the cheese. After the initial daily turning is complete the cheese is turned twice weekly for as long as it is in our facility.

 

Marieke Gouda Flavors

The Gouda is available in 13 flavors. Year-round flavors include Plain, Smoked and Foenegreek. Foenegreek is a seed and has a nutty, maple-like flavor. Seasonal flavors include Black Pepper Mix, Black Mustard, Burning Mélange, Clove, Cumin, Honey Clover, Mustard Mélange and Onion.

 

Cheesemaking Process in Pictures....

Marieke® Gouda - Handcrafted with Passion

Our cows provide us with the freshest milk for our cheese.

The cheese processing vat is filled with milk.

Cheese curds start to form after adding culture and rennet to the milk.

Cutting blocks out of the pressed curds.

Cheese blocks in molds under the press.

Flipping cheese over for second press. The authentic form for Gouda cheese already shows.

After pressing, the cheese is ready for the brine.

Brine racks ready for loading some fresh cheeses.

Fresh cheeses in racks into the brine.

Fresh wheels in brine tank for 60 hours.

Fresh cheeses (white) ready for coating.

Coating Marieke Gouda cheeses by hand.

Cleaning shelves in our aging room.

ADDRESS

Marieke Gouda

200 W. Liberty Drive

Thorp, WI 54771

715-669-5230

info@mariekegouda.com

 

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MARIEKE GOUDA
STORE HOURS
Monday- Sunday
7 am-7 pm

 

Café DUTCHess

Monday-Sunday

8am-4pm

On New Years Eve, Christmas Eve and the day before Thanksgiving open from 7am-3pm.

Closed on

New Years Day, Easter, 

Thanksgiving

and Christmas Day

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Drawings ©Mauro Magellan

© 2018 by Holland's Family Cheese / Penterman Farm. “Marieke Gouda” and “Handcrafted with Passion” are registered trademarks of Holland’s Family Cheese LLC.