Mild, delicate taste; firm with a red wax coating. Almost completely round. One of Holland’s premiere cheeses. Used for desserts, appetizers and cheese trays. Pairs well with fresh fruit.
Most “young” Edam cheese has a very mild taste, is slightly salty or nutty, and has almost no smell when compared to others. As the cheese ages, its flavour sharpens, and its texture becomes firmer. It also has a significantly lower fat content than many other traditional cheeses. Edam is often sold in rounded cylinders with a pale yellow interior and a coat, or rind, of red paraffin wax.