Notes Our superior category traditional Dutch Edam cheese, is carefully produced and packed in The Netherlands. The fine thing about this cheese is that it travels very well and does not spoil rather only hardens. It is traditionally sold in spheres with pale yellow interior and a coat of red paraffin wax. It has a significantly lower fat content than many other traditional cheeses; fat comprises as little as 28 percent of the cheese. Ours is relatively softer than other cheeses, such as Cheddar, due to its low fat-content. However, it is not quite as suitable for toasting as are certain other cheeses, such as Cheddar.

Origin The Netherlands

Texture semi hard

Source of milk primary cow / goat

Ageing time around 4 weeks to 10 months

Flavour Most "young" cheese sold in stores has a very mild flavour, slightly salty or nutty, and almost no smell when compared to other cheeses. As the cheese ages, its flavour sharpens, and it becomes firmer

Accompaniments goes well with fruits such as peaches, melons, apricots, and cherries. It is also often eaten with traditional "cheese fruits" like pears and apples. Like most cheeses, it is commonly eaten on crackers and bread and may be eaten with crackers following the main course of a meal as a dessert of "cheese and biscuits". It also goes very well with red wines, semidry Riesling, Champagne, Chardonnay and Shiraz/Syrah are some recommended wines to accompany this cheese

Nutrition facts Amount per 1 oz (28.4g) 100gm; calories 357, (%Daily values) Total Fat 28g (43%), Saturated fat 18g (90%), Poly-unsaturated fat 0.7g, Mono-unsaturated fat 8g, Cholesterol 89mg (29%), Sodium 965mg (40%), Potassium 188mg(5%), Total carbohydrate 1.4g (0%), Dietary fibre 0g(0%), Sugar 1.4g, Protein 25g, Vitamin A (16%), Vitamin C (0%), Vitamin D (5%), Vitamin B-6 (5%), Vitamin B-12 (25%), Iron (2%), Calcium (73%), Magnesium (7%)