Beaufort cheese

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Beaufort cheese

Beaufort is an AOP hard, rather sharp cheese made from cows' milk and is similar to gruyère. It is produced in the area around Beaufort located high in the French Alps in the Savoie region of France. It is this high altitude that imparts Beaufort with a unique flavour.

There are three varieties of Beaufort:

  • Beaufort de Savoie (or summer Beaufort)
  • Beaufort d’alpage (made in chalets in the Alps)
  • Beaufort d'hiver (winter Beaufort)

Beaufort cheese has a lack of holes yet is similar to Gruyère, Comté or Emmental. However, it is often considered even superior and sharp in taste. Beaufort also has a very distinct aroma reminiscent of the pastures on which graze the Tarentaise and Abondance cows, which provide the cheese's milk.

Beaufort is commonly used to make cheese fondue because it melts easily. One of the few cheeses that go well with white wine, Beaufort is often enjoyed with salmon.

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Calories in different varieties and various types of cheeses

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Cheese type Calories per 100g
American cheese 371
Blue cheese 353
Camembert cheese 299
Cheddar cheese 402
Cottage cheese 98
Edam cheese 357
Farmer's cheese 98
Feta cheese 264
Fontina cheese 389
Goat cheese 364
Gouda cheese 356
Gruyere cheese 413
Mozzarella cheese 280
Parmesan cheese 431
Pimento cheese 375
Provolone cheese 352
Queso blanco cheese 310
Ricotta cheese 174
Roquefort cheese 369
Swiss cheese 380

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