How is Gouda cheese pronounced?
Just to get things straight, Gouda is not pronounced “goo-da”. The Dutch “g” is a tricky beast: it’s a guttural sound much like clearing your throat (I know – delightful); or, if that’s not quite working, replace the guttural “g” with a softer “h”. For the “ou,” think “Ouw!
What does Gouda mean in Dutch?
Gouda (/ˈɡudə/ ( listen), /ˈɡaʊdə/ ( listen); Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɣʌudaː] ( listen); Dutch: Goudse kaas, “cheese from Gouda“) is a sweet, creamy, yellow cow’s milk cheese originating from the Netherlands.
What language is Gouda?
(Entry 1 of 2) : a mild cheese of Dutch origin that is similar to Edam but contains more fat. Gouda.
Is Gouda a Dutch cheese?
Gouda, or “How-da” as the locals say, is a Dutch cheese named after the city of Gouda in the Netherlands. If truth be told, it is one of the most popular cheeses in the world, accounting for 50 to 60% of the world’s cheese consumption.
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