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    Don Day wrote: I spent my holidays on the Yucatan Peninsula and, as on all of my travels, food was a focus. There was one regional specialty though that might come as a surprise to you. It’s a locally celebrated cheese called queso de bola, a cheese that you might better know as Edam.

    Edam, you may be thinking, isn’t that a Dutch cheese? How did that become a specialty of the east coast of Mexico? I’ll share my favorite tale about how it all came about:

    It was around the end of the 17th Century, a time when European nations were busy conquering…sorry, colonizing…the new world. It often took many months to cross the Atlantic and, because Edam cheese had the ability to never spoil during the journey, it was an important way to keep the crew happy and healthy on the Dutch ships that sailed the ocean. ...

    Continue at Don Day in SMA: Having a ball on the Riviera Maya. More #DonDay.

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