I am pretty sure it was one of many seven common rules of Hermes Trismegistus that states, and I am paraphrasing right here, that given any two good and nice issues, when mixed, regardless of expectation, might not essentially yield a 3rd transcendent good and nice factor. It is generally known as the Airtight Chocolate Gum Axiom, because it was first utilized to historical Egyptian chocolate and Greek chewing gum…I feel. Or maybe I am complicated it with this idea I heard from a meals blogger just a few instances.
At any price, it is a good idea and, effectively, it applies right here sadly. In case you’ve been studying this weblog for any size of time, you may know I am a reasonably large fan of all issues lemon-flavored. I’ve solely had it just a few instances in my life, however I completely love limoncello. And gouda cheese is, in fact, usually good, huh? Get it? Gouda = good, huh? By no means thoughts. It is tangy and candy and what’s to not love?
However “candy” for a cheese is not actually the identical sort of candy as limoncello. I imply, Swiss cheese is “candy,” however you would not make lemonade-flavored Swiss cheese would you? By some means Dealer Joe’s Limoncello Gouda sounds a tad extra legit than Dealer Joe’s Lemonade Swiss, however I feel the outcomes are about the identical. It is simply not candy sufficient to be known as limoncello. I imply it tastes like limoncello…and gouda. Nevertheless it’s roughly obtained the sweetness stage of regular gouda cheese.
Maybe I am merely not a fan of lemon-flavored cheeses. I wasn’t as enthused concerning the Lemon Ricotta as I hoped I might be, however I have to admit that cheese labored just a little higher than this one did, IMO. This one is fairly removed from being desserty, and it is obtained an excessive amount of limoncello taste to operate like a conventional gouda.
Sonia agrees it is not candy sufficient however she, as normal, will not be too harsh on the product as a result of she’s nonetheless optimistic she’ll work out a means to make use of the cheese in some method that can work. We’re open to recommendations in case you’ve obtained any.
Three and a half stars from Sonia. Two from me.
Backside line: 5.5 out of 10.