I'm a big fan of cheese, but there are a few I'm not so fond of. Gouda is one of those. I've never minded it, per-se, but I've also never sought it out.
Wouldn't you know it, but my mother (who has a tendency to acquire random food items and then "gift" them to me) just gave me a large hunk of Gouda. I don't think it's a particularly quality piece of cheese, just based on her shopping habits. If it were a cheese I loved, I'd just eat it alone, bit by bit, but as this is one that I'm not as fond of, I'm trying to figure out what to do with it.
Most of the recipes I've seen have called for smoked gouda, this is not. Any ideas? Or should I just work on my palate?