Gouda Vibes Summer Cheese Plate at Trader Joe's

Gouda Vibes Summer Cheese Plate

Made with certified organic, pasteurized cow’s milk and aged for a minimum of 10 months on wooden boards, Trader Joe’s Organic Gouda Cheese taps into a tradition of Dutch Gouda production that goes back to the 12th century. With 10 months of aging, it’s been given just enough time to develop superbly nutty & lightly caramel-y flavors, while maintaining a slightly crystallized yet impossibly creamy texture that’s just soft enough for easy shredding and melting.

This combination of nuttiness and slight creaminess makes Trader Joe’s Organic Dutch Gouda a perfect complement to tart, tannic fruit, or dry, snappy white wines and ciders. To demonstrate, in this recipe we encourage its savory study on a cheese plate, alongside TJ’s Smoked Gouda and 1,000 Day Aged Gouda. Paired with tart stone fruit, sweet melon and dry roasted almonds, you’ll have Gouda vibes all summer long…


  • TJ’s Organic Dutch Gouda

  • TJ’s 1,000 Day Aged Gouda

  • TJ’s Smoked Gouda

  • Your favorite TJ’s Honey

  • TJ’s Dry Roasted Unsalted Almonds

  • TJ’s Peach, sliced

  • ¼ TJ’s Cantaloupe, seeds removed and cut into cubes or scooped into balls

  • TJ’s Red Cherries


Slice or cube cheeses as desired (wash your knife in between cheeses to keep the flavors separate). Arrange in piles on a large serving platter or cheese board. Fill in the gaps with fruit and almonds. Pour honey into a small dipping bowl or ramekin and nestle in between fruit and cheese. Serve with dry white wine, cider, or another sparkling summer refreshment of your choosing.

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