Young, mild, but full of flavor, with a buttery body. Enthusiastic, like Ed Klessig, whom it was named after, Big Eds Farm-Style Gouda by Saxon Creamery hugs you back, never offends, and is great both for first time tasters and afficionados. A "clean rind" cheese made from raw cow’s milk formed into cooked, pressed curds and ripened 120 days, with a shelf life of six months — clean rind cheeses are meticulously wiped to keep them clean, cultivating a nearly perfect rind.
Big Eds Farm-Style Gouda is sliceable, so it is great on sandwiches; grateable, so it shines in the kitchen; and well behaved, so it belongs on your table with good bread, fruits, nuts, and wine.
Family defines Saxon Homestead Farms in Wisconsin. Brothers Karl and Robert Klessig, and their wives, Liz and Kathleen, with Gerald and Elise Heimerl and all their children actively contribute. Jerry and Elise nurtured the dream of making cheese. Karl and Robert oversee the farm and, along with Jerry, who oversees the creamery, are partners in the creamery. The milk is from grass-fed cows, who are allowed to roam free year round, even on winter meadows, except in inclement weather. The Klessig's preserve the goodness of their cow's milk in cheese by making it with living cultures, and mature it in fresh air to cultivate natural rinds. It is nutrient rich, delicious, great looking, flavorful cheese made in harmony with their little corner of the natural world, on the shores of Lake Michigan, near Hika Bay.
- Made from unpasteurized cow's milk.
- Photo depicts whole 18 lb. form of cheese.
- We cut and wrap this item by the half-pound.
- Please contact us if you would like to purchase the whole form.