What Cheese Is Made Backwards?


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A type of cheese called Edam is the word "made" spelled backwards. The cheese is named after the city of Edam in the Netherlands where it was first produced.

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Edam cheese is a round, pale, yellow semi-hard cheese, usually sold with a shiny red wax coating. The protective wax serves as a barrier to prevent mold from forming on the cheese. In the Netherlands, Edam cheese is found without wax. Smaller, young Edam cheese has a mild nutty taste, while the larger aged cheese has a saltier flavor. Edam cheese is made all over the world, but cheese marked "Edam Holland" is made exclusively in the Netherlands.

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