Eat, drink, and be merry! The Belgians, known for both their cheese and beer, tout Nazareth cheese as a fine match for a glass of Leffe, a Belgian abbey ale. Nazareth comes from the makers of Oud Brugge. It is a Maasdam style wheel, complete with a buttery, nutty, mild flavor and impressive eye formation. At first glance, this cheese looks smoked because of its dark brown rind, but it is not; the rind is coated in wax through a series of careful treatments. The cheesemakers start waxing the cheese when it's only 15 days old. In the beginning, they wax it every week, but after one month it only receives a coating every 20 days.
Nazareth is finally released after about 3 - 4 months. The rich, dark brown rind differentiates the cheese from others of this Belgium style. Nazareth is a delicacy for all occasions. It slices up for sandwiches, shreds over spaghetti, lasagna, and pizza, and makes a good substitute for Emmental types in other culinary preparations.
- Made from cow's milk.
- Photo depicts whole 24 lb. form of cheese.
- We cut and wrap this item by the 1/2 pound.
- Please contact us if you would like to purchase the whole form.