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Encyclopedia > Edam cheese
Edam
Production Area Holland, Nordic countries
Milk Partly skimmed cow's milk
Pasteurized Yes
Texture Semisoft
Fat content approx. 28%
Protein content approx. 25%
Dimensions/weight ??cm x ??cm thick/c. 2.5kg
Aging time up to 10 months
Certification ??

Edam is a Dutch cheese that is traditionally sold as spheres with pale yellow interior and a coat of red or yellow paraffin. It is named after Edam (mun. Edam-Volendam). Edam coated with black wax rather than the usual red or yellow has aged for at least 17 weeks. It is also popular in the Nordic countries. The Nordic countries (Greenland not shown) The Nordic countries is a term used collectively for five countries in Northern Europe. ... Pasteurization is the process of heating food for the purpose of killing harmful organisms such as bacteria, viruses, protozoa, molds, and yeasts. ... Cheese is a solid food made from the curdled milk of various animals—most commonly cows but sometimes goats, sheep, reindeer, and water buffalo. ... Paraffin is a common name for a group of high molecular weight alkane hydrocarbons with the general formula CnH2n+2, where n is greater than about 20, discovered by Carl Reichenbach. ... Edam (mun. ... Edam-Volendam (population: 28,194 in 2004) is a municipality in the north-western Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. ... The Nordic countries (Greenland not shown) The Nordic countries is a term used collectively for five countries in Northern Europe. ...


Edam cheese has a very mild taste and almost no smell when compared to other cheeses. It also has a significantly lower fat content than many other traditional cheeses. Look up fat in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Fat is one of the three main classes of food and, at approximately 38 kJ (9 kilocalories) per gram, as compared to sugar with 17 kJ (4 kcal) per gram or ethanol with 29 kJ (7 kcal) per gram, the most concentrated...


It is produced by the international reknown royal friesland foods company. See also: List of cheeses This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Cheese by place of origin: // Africa Egypt Sardo cheese Testouri cheese South Africa Bokmakiri cheese Kwaito cheese Wookie cheese Asia Middle East Ackawi cheese Basket cheese Labneh Jibneh Arabieh cheese Kenafa cheese Naboulsi cheese India Paneer Europe Austria Affineur Bergkäse Brimsen Dachsteiner Tyrolean grey cheese Luneberg Belgium Beauvoorde cheese...


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Cheese of the Month Club (1944 words)
Nowadays Edam cheese is produced all over the Netherlands but the best is the extra aged Edam we bring to you this month, which is superior in taste and only made in a few places.
Edam cheese is usually consumed young in the United States, when the texture is elastic and supple and the flavor is smooth and mild.
Leyden cheese has the additional ingredient of creamy buttermilk and is a deliciously firm, subtly spicy tasting dairy treat, unique in its flavor because of the cumin and caraway seeds used to season it.
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