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Boeren-Leidse met sleutels

Boeren-Leidse met sleutels
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  • Made from unpasteurized cow's milk

  • Country of origin: Holland and Netherlands

  • Region: Leiden

  • Family: Gouda

  • Type: hard, artisan

  • Fat content: 30-40%

  • Texture: crumbly and firm

  • Rind: waxed

  • Colour: yellow

  • Flavour: fruity, spicy

  • Aroma: aromatic, rich

  • Vegetarian: no

  • Producers: Vereniging van Boeren-Leidse Kaasmakers

  • Synonyms: Farmers Leiden, Leidse kaas, Leyden cheese, Boeren-Leidse kaas, Boeren-Leidse, cumin cheese, Leyden, Boeren-Leidse met sleutels, Boeren Leidenkaas

Boeren-Leidse met sleutels (also known as Boeren Leidenkaas ) is traditional farm-made Leidse kaas protected by a PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) certification. For more than 500 centuries, the production of the cheese has taken place in the vicinity of the Sleutelstad Leiden.

Traditional Boeren-Leidse is cumin infused semi-hard farm cheese with a firm and somewhat crumbly texture. This is because it is prepared from raw, semi-skimmed milk with a fat content between 30 and 40%. It is aged for at least 3 months and up to 24. The wheels are covered in a red-brown, waxed natural rind, which is not suitable for eating. Boeren-Leidse met sleutels can be easily recognized by the crossed keys logo imprinted on it by the Members of the "Association of Farmers Leiden Kaasmakers".

This cheese has a powerful, rich flavour with that extra zing of cumin. It is gently aromatic and becomes more fruity and intense as it ripens.

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