Holland, famous for Edam and Gouda cheeses, is not known for producing sheep's milk varieties. In fact, all of Holland's sheep's milk comes from the island of Texel. Thus, the reason behind the naming of this fabulous new cheese. We say new cheese, even though its name is Old Texel. While Old Texel is a relatively new creation, first produced only 15 years ago, it is called Old Texel because it is aged for over a year. Young Texel would be a less aged variety of the same cheese.
Smooth and nutty in flavor, Old Texel melts in the mouth, offering up hints of butterscotch and sea salt. Its texture is firm yet sliceable, making it suitable for sandwiches. However, we prefer it chunked and enjoyed as a snack or hors d'oeuvre. A truly excellent cheese, serve it with fresh fruit and a glass of your favorite red wine.
- Made from pasteurized sheep's milk.
- Photo depicts whole 8 lb. form of cheese.
- We cut and wrap this item by the 1/2 pound.
- Please contact us if you would like to purchase the whole form.