28-ouncewheels Wisconsin Gouda Cheese(plain or smoked)
1large egg,lightly beaten
Optional: Sliced apples for serving(best with smoked gouda)
Optional: Apple butter for serving(best with plain gouda)
Optional: toasted slivered almonds
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F, and line one large or two small baking sheets with parchment paper.
Cut the puff pastry sheet in half. On a clean, lightly floured surface, thin out each piece of dough with a rolling pin until both sections are large enough to fold around the cheese. Place the dough onto the prepared baking sheet.
Place a wheel of gouda in the center of the dough. Fold the excess dough around the cheese in a circular pattern so that no cheese is visible. Pinch the puff pastry to seal, trimming away excess dough with kitchen sheers if necessary. Flip the wheel over so that the pinched dough is on the bottom. Repeat with the remaining cheese and dough.
Brush the top of the puff pastry with egg wash and poke a few holes in the dough with a knife or fork.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the dough is golden brown on top. If you want some more caramelization on the dough, briefly turn on the broiler for 30-90 seconds, watching closely to avoid burning.
Transfer to serving plates. Serve with sliced apples or apple butter and toasted slivered almonds, if using.