Leyden Cheese

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Approx. Weight: 9 oz.
Your Price: $10.98
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Gourmet-Food Fast Facts
Pasteurized MilkYes
Animal RennetYes

Leyden cheese (Leidsekaas in Dutch) is a Dutch gourmet cheese, name after the University City of Leyden (Leiden in Dutch). One of the essential and most important Dutch cheeses, this is one for a spice lover. The smattering of cumin seeds is the real star here. This addition gives the cheese a distinctive dry, tangy and spicy flavor - totally unique.

Made from pasteurized skimmed cow's milk, Leyden is similar to Gouda in shape (round and flat), but with a lower fat percentage as it's made from skimmed milk. Leyden is a very old and very popular cheese in Holland and can be found in various ages from very young to very old. Our Leyden cheese is of medium-age, flavor and body.

The red wax-coated Leyden is a perfect addition to any cheese platter. Pair it with an ice-cold beer or a glass of milk, like the Dutch would do, and serve on a dark whole grain sandwich.

Ingredients:pasteurized milk, salt, cumin seeds, starter culture, rennet, carotene (color).
The description here makes it sounds like it's all Cumin. It's heavy on the cumin but it's still edible. Pair this with Stone Smoked Porter for excellence!

This is the real thing and it improves with age We purchased small red rind wheels of aged Leidse kaas in the Netherlands for many years and have so missed the unique flavor Friesland Campina's version is as close as you will come to perfection outside the EU Thank you Gourmet Foods