Gouda is Holland’s most famous cheese. Hickory-smoked Gouda is a nice flavor departure from Gouda’s usual mild nutty flavor. Remove the red wax coating before cutting the cheese into cubes.
Substitute condensed cream of celery soup for the mushroom soup.
To thaw the potatoes, simply let the package thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Or, place the potatoes in a covered, 2-quart, microwave-safe glass casserole. Microwave on HIGH for 5 to 6 minutes or until thawed, stirring twice.