Made from pasteurized milk, the Gouda Menoum! is a firm cheese covered in red wax, in which it is ripened. Its pale butter-coloured interior features a mild aroma and a taste of cream and almond. It is available in 160 g blocks or in wedges of various sizes.
This very mild Gouda is perfectly delicious with apples or other fruit. It is simply wonderful with a good wine at the end of a meal or to accompany raw vegetables. Do yourself a favour and don’t miss this cheese that’s not ashamed to play in the big leagues.
Why the Menoum! name? The cheese maker gives the cheeses humorous names with local flair. The expression “menoum!” is a French onomatopoeia that means “yummy!” Of course, the package does read “Menoum! Un goûteux gouda” (YUM! A taste-good Gouda). The Choquette family has been making a whole series of cheeses since 1976, proudly displaying the identity and accents from here. The Lac-Mégantic cheese maker is the fourth generation to continue the tradition of making cheeses from here, following in the footsteps of founder Vianney Choquette.
The Gouda Menoum! is available from the cheese maker and in many grocery stores in the Cantons-de-l’Est, Chaudière-Appalaches, Montérégie and Centre-du-Québec regions.