Like bread, wine, and coffee, cheese has captured the imagination of not only consumers but also passionate producers and retailers, who fill their cases with the varieties that most excite them, be they microbatch experiments from upstate or even a new artisanal Limburger. Related: 50 Best Cheeses to Buy Now American Traditional Cheeses: Tribute cheeses that pay homage to their old-world prototypes, from Stilton to Caerphilly. Marieke Super-Aged Gouda Holland’s Family Cheese (Wisconsin) An 18-month-aged Gouda, made from raw cow’s milk, that you’d swear had been shipped over from the Netherlands. Like the best farmhouse Goudas, it possesses that umami-rich blend of sharp and sweet—like a Parmigiano-Reggiano that’s been infused with caramel—and a texture accented by the crystalline clusters of amino acids called tyrosine that pop in your mouth like Rice Krispies and are a sign of a well-aged cheese.$28 a pound at Saxelby Cheesemongers.
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