Queso de bola is an aged, semi-hard Edam cheese that hails from the Netherlands. It is traditionally served with slices of jamón during Noche Buena -- the Filipino way of celebrating Christmas Eve with family.  Chari faithfully uses the iconic Marca Piña brand, which, since the 1900s, continues to be made saltier than other "cheese balls" to satisfy Filipinos' taste buds. Its crumbly texture and umami taste elevates her QDB ensaymada to iconic status! 

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