Danbo cheese is a semi-firm cheese made in Denmark from cow’s milk.
It is modelled on Swiss Emmenthal Cheese and so is somewhat like North American “Swiss Cheese“.
Danbo has a yellow rind coated in red or orange wax. Inside, the cheese is elastic, and a pale yellow with small holes in it, with a sweet, nut-like flavour.
The cheese is aged from 1 ½ to 5 months. The rind is smear-ripened. As it ages, the mild taste gets sharper. The cheese is generally rectangular shaped, but some producers make in wheels.
There are several different brands. One brand of Danbo cheese is called “Klovborg”. One version is made with caraway seed added.
See also: Emmenthal Cheese, Jarlsberg Cheese, Maasdam Cheese, Swiss Cheese
Danbo cheese is a good sandwich cheese.
Danbo cheese can be 15%, 20%, 30%, or 45% fat-content, depending on brand and on low-fat, medium or full-fat versions.