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Important Facts
Country of Origin Denmark
Specific Origin No specific location
Fat Content Max 50% moisture, min 23% fat
Moisture Content 40–45% (Typically)
Rind Washed rind
Texture Smooth
Flavor Mild, buttery
Flavor Notes Mild, buttery, slightly acidic cheese known for its irregularly shaped small holes creating a lacy appearance. Smooth and firm texture, can be complimented with herbs or jalapeño peppers. Variants include creamy versions with up to 65% fat on dry matter basis. Manufactured in Denmark, United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States, including artisanal and mass-produced by Arla Foods and Costello.
Aroma Pungent aroma, earthy taste
Forms Rectangular

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