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A good American cows' milk cheese, which was developed by Emil Frey at Monroe, New York State in 1892. He based it on the German cheese, Bismark SchlosskÃ¤se, which was imported - but always arrived in bad condition after its Atlantic crossing.
His creation was considered by most to be an improvement - being milder and less pungent. Its name came from a singing group admired by Frey and means 'wreath of song'.
It should be eaten young, when its taste is mellow and the centre creamy. See 'American Cheese'