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Edamer

Edamer is a typical Dutch hard cheese, which originated in Edam, Holland. Historically, it was produced from raw milk. Today, however, it is made primarily from pasteurized milk.

Edamer cheese is also produced in Germany. The Dutch version contains at least 40% fat, while the German version contains between 30-50% fat. Edamer is made in both loaf and ball (Kugel) form.

Cheese Category:  Hard, Sliced Cheeses

Country of Origin:  Germany, Holland 


Cheese Characteristics

Main Ingredient(s): Pasteurized Cow's Milk

Age (Ripening Period): 5+ weeks

Flavor: Young edamer tastes mild, clean, not tangy. Mature edamer is hearty and lightly tangy.

Consistency: Firm, smooth, light-yellow to golden, few pea-sized wholes

Sliceable? Yes

Spreadable? No

Use for melting? Yes


Cooking and Preparation Tips
Edamer cheese is very versatile and works well in both cold and warm dishes. It can be sliced (cold cuts) for sandwiches, salads, and cheese platters. It also melts beautifully so it can be used in casseroles and sauces.  







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