Talk to the folks at your local cheese counter about finding good smoked Gouda. There are some processed cheeses that look the part but lack the intense flavor.
Cook pasta in salted boiling water according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water.
Rub a medium nonreactive bowl with garlic halves, and add next 4 ingredients and cooked pasta. Mix well, and chill 1 hour before serving.
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