October 5, 2010

Red ball cake

Edam cheese is known here as queso de bola (cheese ball) because of its shape. By tradition, it is usually widely available only during Christmas time, but please don't ask me why. The generations of my parents and grandparents love this hard cheese but many of my age and younger, not so much. However, some local bakers have started playing around with it and a few of their confections have become favorites of Manileños across all generations. A new discovery is Queso de Bola Cheesecake, which we first tasted at Kiss the Cook Gourmet café. It is absolutely delicious! Kiss the Cook doesn't make it though; they source it from a supplier and, lucky me, I've discovered where the home baker sells them during weekends. Hello, additional five pounds!

Queso de Bola Cheesecake at Kiss the Cook Café

19 comments:

George said...

This certainly looks delicious. It might be worth an extra pound or two to sample this. I'm glad you found the source of this great treat.

Leif Hagen said...

Hey, wait for me, Hilda! Yummy photo!

Louis la Vache said...

Looks great! E-mail ol' «Louis» a slice, will ya?!

gadisBunga said...

looks absolutely yummy!

Olivier said...

cela me fait penser au cafe gourmand (ou cafe plaisir) que l'on trouve dans les restaurants en France....Hummmmmmmmmmmmm

lewi14 said...

Hmmm... Looks yummy! I need a cake for my afternoon coffee.

Dina said...

Looks good and the picture itself is pretty.
Wouldn't it be fun to have a blog devoted to different cheeses of the world?

Kaori said...

5 pounds, yes...but Hello Happiness!!! ;D

SRQ said...

Can't go wrong with that scene! Looks great.

brattcat said...

Oh, my, that looks like it's worth every extra pound. Yummmm.

VP said...

A nice compostion and, I imagine, a delicious cheesecake.

Mirela said...

As much as I don't like cheese, I love cheesecakes and this one looks delicious! I've gained at least 2lbs by looking at the photo...

Halcyon said...

Uh-oh... I'm getting a little appetite now and it's still 2 hours until lunch time! Eeeek!

That cake does look good!

Rob and Mandy said...

Living dangerously, aren't you!

JM said...

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM...! I just love cheese of any kind and because of this cheese talk I have to go to the kitchen now and see which one is left... :-) Great composition, Hilda.

Jacob said...

Omigod. My calorie counter just blew up! Can you imagine? This is one delicious item, though, that might be worth the cost!

arabesque said...

talk about gaining some weight! ^0^
would you believe i actually have that same teapot! teehee!
the cake looks heavenly though, a must try!

Kaori said...

You are killing me with this photo! Looks so good! ;-D

Francisca said...

Oh dear, I may need you to share the source... this cheesecake looks great. Like you, I'm not a huge fan of queso de bola, yet I love old edam.

[Hilda, I can't BELIEVE it's been so long since I visited your blog. Like you - I saw your note on Jacob's Ocala - I've been drowning in work. I commiserate. You've done an amazing job of keeping up your blog. I'm moving up to see what I've missed. Hug to you.]