Gouda is a dutch cheese named after the city of Gouda in the Netherlands. It is one of the most popular cheeses in the world. Smoked Gouda is a variant of this famous cheese in which it is smoked in ancient brick ovens over flaming hickory chip embers. Sensational with beer, this hard cheese has an edible, brown rind and a creamy, yellow interior. It can also perfectly complement snacks like fruit, nuts and dark chocolate.