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