Gouda Cheese 7 oz Heritage: Gouda and Edam originated in Holland over 800 years ago. The name “Gouda” comes from a village in southern Holland. The town of Edam shares the same valley. In the early days of Dutch cheesemaking, cheesemakers wrapped Gouda for export in red cloth to identify the variety. Today, Wisconsin producers carry on the tradition by covering the cheese with red wax or cellophane. Description: Gouda, made with whole milk, has a rich, buttery, slightly sweet flavor and smooth, creamy texture. Slice for sandwiches; shred in baked dishes; dice in salads and vegetable dishes. Gouda is produced in the USA.