Despite her firm interior, this cheese melts on the palate, and contains a multitude of tyrosine "flavor crystals" scattered throughout. It has distinct caramel-butterscotch notes and a whiskey-like aroma with the right amount of salinity. A rare find! Lovers of super-aged Gouda, take note: we consider this 3-year-aged Saenkanter Gouda even better than a 5-year-aged Boerenkaas because its larger wheel -- Saenkanter weighs in at a hefty 27 pounds -- allows for more even ripening and optimal flavor development. Made by a small dairy in northern Holland, this cheese is a prime example of what happens when cows' milk Gouda is carefully aged for a long time.