Queso de Bola
On Christmas Eve, Christian Filipinos celebrate by getting together for a festive dinner called Noche Buena . The menu of the feast varies from family to family, but one staple of the Noche Buena is the Queso de Bola. This round ball of cheese covered in red wax is a special kind of Edam cheese. Filipinos enjoy eating this salty, hard cheese on its own, in sandwiches or grated over a delicious buttery pastry called ensaymada.