To keep the cost down I buy the Gouda in a two pound wedge at Costco. I shred it all in my food processor and freeze it in individual zip lock sandwich bags. Since cheese is a little variable when measuring I like to weigh it. I determined 1 ½ cups of shredded Gouda is 4.5 ounces.
I don’t separate the dough into two balls. I roll all of the dough between parchment papers until thin. I fold the edges of the parchment, with the dough that is too thin on the edges, so that my edges are straight and not too thin, so that it will not burn. My square is 11 ½” x11 ½.” I bought a pizza cutter, it is much easier to cut the crackers with than a knife. I bake the crackers at 350 degrees for 17 to 20 minutes, until golden brown. While warm I recut the crackers on the lines. I leave the crackers out to crisp up overnight then I put them in our cracker jar which is on the counter. One batch makes about 56 crackers.