Takenga Gold (Semi-soft Dutch-style Cheese)
This is a young creamy cheese which has a wonderful elastic texture and an intense slightly nutty flavour. This is a great melting cheese, which is matured for just four to six months. It adds a distinctive, but not overpowering taste to many dishes.
As when serving all cheeses, for best flavour, allow Takenga Gold to come to room temperature before serving.
Use Takenga Gold in the following ways: on a platter; in sandwiches – both toasted and untoasted; on top of and in baked dishes such as macaroni cheese, lasagne, quiche and soufflès; fondues; grated in or over salads and pasta dishes.
Try Takenga Gold with the following beverages: sparking white wines and Champagne; full bodied whites such as Chardonnay or Riesling; fruity reds such as Pinot Noir and Merlot; fortified wines such as sherry, port or Tokay; cider and beer.
NZ Champions of Cheese Awards – Bronze Medal 2016, Bronze Medal 2015
Recipes using Origin Earth Takenga Gold
Nutritional Information (calculated)
Ingredients: Hawke’s Bay cows’ milk, cultures, coagulant, salt.
Serving size: 20g
Average per 100g:
- saturated 21.5g
Nutritional values vary seasonally