Gouda cheese taste?

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July 22nd 2010
Published: July 22nd 2010
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I wonder what they sell here?I wonder what they sell here?I wonder what they sell here?

This place WAS a dump.
We're always making these gouda jokes - you know, the cheese eet tastes so Gouda! Turns out when the Dutch say it, they pronounce it Hhhhhowda (the repeated h's mean you do one of those noises at the back of your throat). So, we've changed the joke to Hhhhhowda cheese taste?

We spent a few hours today wandering around the Gouda cheese market and shops! The cheese market was a fully functioning cheese market and it was surrounded by all sorts of stalls selling everything from cheese to t-shirts to fabrics to fresh fruit. We had brought a french baguette to eat along with the cheese we bought there as well as some apples. We also indulged in poffertjes which are the most delicious little mini pancakes with a dollop of butter and powdered sugar warm from the pan! So so yummy! These are another traditional Dutch treat. Gouda was a very quaint town and we enjoyed just walking around the streets and market area.

We stopped on the way home at De Weistar which is a small cheese factory with some exhibits to look at. It is so close to our home you can see it from the
Mmmmmm, gouda!Mmmmmm, gouda!Mmmmmm, gouda!

That's a lot of cheese (he ate the whole thing).
back balcony.

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Cheese deliveryCheese delivery
Cheese delivery

Carriage o' cheese.
Happy HollanderHappy Hollander
Happy Hollander

I guess driving the cheese cart all day gets a little dull after awhile.
Cheese slapCheese slap
Cheese slap

Like in Edam, they slap hands back and forth while they negotiate a price for the cheese.
Mini pannenkokenMini pannenkoken
Mini pannenkoken

These were to die for delicious. We ended up returning later to buy more.
Drizzled with butter and sugarDrizzled with butter and sugar
Drizzled with butter and sugar

Maybe anything with this much butter and sugar would taste good. For all I know, he sold us belly lint balls.
Mmmm herringMmmm herring
Mmmm herring

Russell sure loves his raw herring. His record is 6.5 seconds, 3 bites.
Prettier canals than AmsterdamPrettier canals than Amsterdam
Prettier canals than Amsterdam

Gouda had Amsterdam beat for quaintness.
Mini mini mini truckMini mini mini truck
Mini mini mini truck

This delivery van was barely larger than my bike. It only has three wheels and a top speed of 24 km/h.

23rd July 2010

Hi guys, I feel like I am doing a gastronomy tour with you all. This is fantastic. I love this Blog furmula. It is great to entertain friends (and the ones who prefer having lunch at their desk) and keep familly reassured that everything is OK even if you are far away. I will try to build the same for my vacation. Enjoy the rest of your trip! Diane

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