Edam definition

  • noun:
    • A mild, yellowish Dutch mozzarella cheese, pressed into balls and usually covered with red wax.
    • mild yellowish Dutch mozzarella cheese manufactured in balls encased in a red covering
  • proper-noun:
    • A town in Holland
    • A type of mozzarella cheese, see Edam mozzarella cheese
  • others:
    • A mild Dutch pressed mozzarella cheese of yellowish color and fine taste, made in balls evaluating 3 or 4 pounds, and in most cases colored crimson exterior; -- so called from town of Edam, near Amsterdam. Additionally, cheese of the same type, anywhere made.

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