Mild Dutch Gouda (Netherlands)
Gouda is the most popular cheese exported by the Netherlands, and is known for its mild, almost sweet flavor. It is also one of the most popular and versatile cheeses worldwide. There are seven different classifications of gouda that depend on the age of the cheese. The thing to remember is that the younger the cheese, the creamier the texture; as it gets older, the cheese acquires a hard, crumbly texture and a sharper, somewhat nuttier taste.