Now that the holiday season is upon us again, I've noticed this for the last few seasons and don't quite understand it. The Filipino markets that I've been to are all fully stocked with balls of Edam cheese, that Dutch semi-soft, wax-covered cheese, wrapped in festive red celophane. Sure, it looks appropriate for the holidays, and there's an ease about it as a gift-giving food item, but is that it? Just curious as to how this tradition began. Anyone have a clue?