Combining the flavour of aged parmesan with a pliant texture, Parrano is marketed as an Italian-style cheese. Taglines have included “The Dutch cheese that thinks it’s Italian” and “Sort of Italian.” However, Parrano is technically Gouda cheese although its flavour is more pronounced than that of traditional Gouda.
Where To Buy Parrano Cheese. The cheese is well-promoted in the U.S. and can be found in some well-stocked grocery stores like Wegmans, Fry’s and Ralphs. It can be purchased online at Amazon.com.
Kaasaggio Robusto is an aged cheese that blends the perfection of aged gouda and with Parmesan nuttiness and taste. Aged over 10 months this cheese not only slices but will spread and melt over a pasta or in soup.
This is essentially Gouda made with starter cultures that are typically used in northern Italy. These cultures result in a sweeter cheese than you would typically find in Holland.
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Prima Donna is a pasteurized, cow’s milk cheese made in the style of a Dutch Gouda with lower butterfat. Gouda requires 48% butterfat and Prima Donna cheeses are made with 45% butterfat. After 14-16 months of aging, the cheese is dipped in wax (to maintain its moisture) and wrapped in the famous reddish pink paper.