September Farm Introduces Traditionally Made Dutch Gouda

After coating the gouda will sit and age for up to one year.--via September Farms.
September Farm
September Farm is employing authentic Dutch machinery to create their best gouda yet.–via Daily Local News, September Farms

September Farm in Honey Brook has a delicious new treat for all lovers of good cheese. The Chester County farm is using its own milk, which it then processes on specialized equipment made for the farm in the Netherlands, to make its September Farm Dutch Style Gouda, writes Lisa Mitchell for the Daily Local News.

To make the cheese experience truly authentic, the farms cheesemakers were trained by a consultant from Holland to make Gouda in the traditional way.

“Our goal is to develop a faithful following and customer base for our Gouda cheese that could one day equal our cheddar cheese production,” said Dave Rotelle, September Farm’s owner, to Daily Local News. “With Honey Brook being on the edge of one of the largest PA Dutch communities in the world, it just may be time to start producing a delicious authentic Dutch style Gouda cheese.”

September Farm has also been producing cheddar cheese for close to a decade, which after mozzarella, is the top seller in the U.S. Rotelle also emphasized that Gouda is the oldest cheese in the world and arguably one with the most flavor and sophistication.

“We believe what makes Gouda so exciting is because, as the Dutch say, ‘It’s moreish.’ After you have eaten a piece of Gouda and the flavor is still lingering on your taste buds, you can’t go very long before you want another piece”.

The consultant that the farm hired has “a strong desire for introducing what he calls Authentic Dutch Style Gouda to the U.S,” said Rotelle, adding that in the consultant’s opinion majority of American Gouda is not made in the traditional way.

When asked what makes September Farm’s Gouda different, Rotelle said that the farm uses its own milk gathered that morning for its cheese production.

“We use all of our own Grade A fresh milk from our own dairy herd. All of the milk we use to make our cheese is the milk from that day’s morning milking,” he said.

The farm is already producing ten pound wheels, while smaller five pound wheels are planned to start production soon, to give them time to age before the holiday season.

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