Spiced cheese from Friesland, a northern province of Holland. It has a hard rind and a firm texture. There are two versions: one with whole cow's milk and the other one with skim milk. This kind of cheese is very similar to Leyden. Also known as Friesian or Frisia. The cheese has a fat content according to the milk from which it is made. Whole-milk version has a fat content of about 40 per cent, while skim-milk version is maximum 20 per cent.
Other cheeses from Holland: