Edam is a semi-hard, Dutch cheese that never spoils. At its youngest, Edam is mild, tangy and slightly salty. As it sits around, its flavor gets sharper and more developed. Mild Edam goes well with fruit such as peaches, melons and apricots. Aged Edam is typically enjoyed with pears and apples.

recipes featuring Edam

Origin The Netherlands

Production & Aging 2 to 3 months

Appearance Edam is traditionally sold in spheres with a pale yellow interior and a coat of red paraffin wax

Taste & Texture has a firm, elastic, pale-yellow interior with a sweet, slightly nutty flavor.

Similar Cheeses Gouda, Mimolette



  • 1 soft cheese
  • 1 semi-soft cheese
  • 1 hard cheese
  • 1 blue cheese


  • Allow the cheese to come to room temperature before serving. It should take around an hour. Slice and arrange your cheese clockwise from mild to strong. Garnish with fruit, nuts and sliced baguette. 

Serves: 4