About Leyden with Cumin
Leyden - pronounce LIE-dehn - is also known as Komijnekaas or Leidsekaas and is one of Holland's flagship cheeses. It's made of partially skimmed milk with the addition of buttermilk for extra creaminess, and then gets a twist by the blending of cumin. Most Dutch will compare it to another hard-to-find article, Nokkelost (with caraway seeds). Originally from the town of Leiden, Leyden cheese is nicely aromatic and herbal, with a kind of piquancy given by the cumin seeds, a creamy flavor but a drier texture than a Gouda. Best enjoyed with whole grain bread like rye or pumpernickel, and with a nice beer to offset the spicy aftertaste.
Ingredients: pasteurized cow milk, cumin, rennet, buttermilk
Availability: Usually ships within 1 business day. Product is perishable and must ship via Overnight service.