Edam

Definitions

Food

  • A semi-hard, ball-shaped, yellow cheese made from partially skimmed cows’ milk using a lactic starter. It dates from at least the 8th century. After shaping, it is dry-salted or brined, ripened for a few weeks and coated with a red wax. Rather mild and bland but easily sliced. Contains 45 per cent water, 25 per cent fat and 28 per cent protein.

Travel

  • noun a mild Dutch cheese with a slightly rubbery texture, typically formed into balls covered with red wax
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