Melkbus 149 Truffle is a delicious Dutch raw cow's milk cheese that has shavings of Italian Black Truffles added to the cheese just prior to pressing and shaping of the cheese. These truffle shavings are clearly visible as the shavings of black truffles stand out in the light yellow cheese.
The milk comes from a small family dairy farm located outside the city of Gouda in the Netherlands and when the cheese is ready to mature is moved to a 98-year-old aging facility located in the center of Gouda, where it will age for 10 weeks, in a natural environment on wooden boards. During the aging process, the flavors from the truffles penetrate the cheese and create a special gourmet cheese that has an earthy flavor with notes of walnuts.
The name 'Melkbus' is Dutch for 'Milk Can' and refers to the traditional metal milk cans that were used in the past to collect and transport milk from the dairy to the cheese making or milk processing facilities. These milk cans are similar to those that were used here in the US before the advent of large milk transport trucks. Each farm in the Netherlands had a unique number, printed on the Melkbus, so it was known to the Dairies as to where the milk came from as well as where to return the empty cans to for cleaning and re-use.
We cut and wrap this cheese to order in wedges of 1 pound and 8 ounces.
Ingredients:unpasteurized cow's milk, salt, cheese cultures, truffles, truffle flavor, animal rennet, preservation: lysozym (egg).