In The Netherlands cumin is best known for its use in cumin chees (komijnkaas).
Cumin is used as a spice for its distinctive flavor and aroma. It is globally popular and an essential flavoring in many cuisines, particularly South Asian, Northern African and Latin American cuisines. It goes well with roasted lamb, side dishes based on cucumber and yoghurt. It gives a perfect flavor to curries, chicken Tandori and Chili con Carne.