Buttery and salty, Gouda is mild and finishes with a slightly sweet caramel undertone. The hickory smoke flavor is subtle, yet pronounced, without the bitterness often associated with liquid smoked cheeses. The fusion of flavors will ignite nostalgia of slow fire roasted foods. You’re Gouda love it. Nestled between the pristine waters of Lake Michigan and the rolling hills of the Michigan wine country, Old Europe Cheese’s esteemed cheese makers have been handcrafting artisan specialty cheeses under the Reny Picot brand since 1987.