Cook 8 slices of bacon in a skillet; reserving 2 Tbsp. (30 mL) bacon fat. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 160°C (325°F). Finely chop or crumble the bacon. Place into a bowl to cool. Toss with ¾ cup (175 mL) coarsely grated Gouda cheese and 4 tsp. (20 mL) brown sugar. Drizzle the bacon fat overtop; toss to coat.