🧀Origin of Gouda🧀


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Of Dutch origin, gouda is a pasteurized cow's milk cheese that stands out for its yellowish color. It has a hard texture and is characteristic for its rounded shape. In addition, during the manufacturing process it is impregnated in brine, which enriches the flavor of the crust and gives it a greater aroma.

Gouda cheese should be consumed after the fifth week of curing. Thus, it is a food with a slightly sweet taste and ideal to eat in aperitifs or as an ingredient in other preparations. It is common to find it in sandwiches and hamburgers or grated on vegetables.

The city of Gouda is located in the province of South Holland, between the confluences of the Gouwe and Ijssel rivers, in the middle of the cities of Utrecht and Rotterdam.

Gouda was built on an old marshy land. In the thirteenth century its commercial boom and its importance as a city began, thanks to the creation of a canal that linked the Gouwe with the Old Rhine. In this same century, it was granted its own privileges by Florencio V. It was also the place of refuge. of Protestants on the occasion of religious conflicts by Philip II in the 16th century.

The Church of St. John the Baptist or ““ Sint-Janskerk ”. This church is world famous for its grandiose stained glass windows, it is also the longest church in the Netherlands, being 123 m long. It is made up of a total of 70 chrome stained glass windows, part of which were made by the Crabeth brothers, and were placed during the 16th and 17th centuries.


The city of Gouda is famous for its well-known cheese, the "Gouda" cheese, which is still made by hand and is marketed as in the old days, in the traditional "cheese market", an event that you cannot miss if you visit the town.
But the city of Gouda is much more than its exquisite cheese, it is a beautiful historical city that contains important monuments, as well as a network of streets and canals so you can visit its most interesting places. Gouda is also famous for the manufacture of other products, such as candles, textiles, pipes and its beautiful ceramics.


Gouda was built on an old marshy land. In the thirteenth century its commercial boom and its importance as a city began, thanks to the creation of a canal that linked the Gouwe with the Old Rhine. In this same century, it was granted its own privileges by Florencio V. It was also the place of refuge. of Protestants on the occasion of religious conflicts by Philip II in the 16th century.

During your visit to Gouda there are several places that you should not miss, and that we will indicate below.

The City Hall or Stadhuis is a work of art, being one of the oldest Gothic buildings in the country. It is made of stone and dates from the 15th century, although it has undergone some modifications and restorations due to the damage caused by different fires, the last restoration being in 1996. From its impressive facade we highlight the Renaissance-style staircase and its spectacular carillon, which when he goes to give the hour he puts his figures into activity, resulting in a very beautiful show.


The Church of St. John the Baptist or ““ Sint-Janskerk ”. This church is world famous for its grandiose stained glass windows, it is also the longest church in the Netherlands, being 123 m long. It is made up of a total of 70 chrome stained glass windows, part of which were made by the Crabeth brothers, and were placed during the 16th and 17th centuries.


The Gouda Cheese Market is installed in the Market Square, where the Town Hall is also located. They take place on Thursdays, from 10 in the morning to 1 noon. It is developed following the old tradition, in which the cheeses are moved with carts and a simple handshake serves to conclude the deal by the merchants. Also in this square is the old public building where cheeses were weighed, the waag, which was built in the seventeenth century and today houses the “Kaas- en Ambachtenmuseum” Museum, translated into Spanish the Cheese and Crafts Museum .

It is interesting what one can explore and know on the internet, without a doubt when I go to the Netherlands I will go to Gouda to eat Gouda cheese.
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