Benabarre cheese

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Benabarre is an artisan pasteurised goats’ milk cheese from the place of the same name at the foot of the Pyrenees in the province of Huesca. The area is surrounded by Montsec and the Sierra de Guara and the goats live on berries, acorns and natural herbs that grow in the Pre-Pyrenees which give a special flavour to the milk.

The cellar matured cheese can vary according to the season. In autumn and winter, it has a higher fat content whereas the rind is less mouldy summer and autumn.

Benabarre come in four varieties:

Queso Benabarre has a mouldy rind and a mild flavour

Queso Romero has a slightly mouldy rind, which is covered in rosemary and has a creamy texture

Queso Pirineos has a semi-hard texture

Queso Montsec is soft with a creamy texture

Calories in different varieties and various types of cheeses

The number of calories in various types of cheese is very similar when you compare your cheese to a similar types of cheese.

For example, almost cheeses that are similar to Cheddar cheese have around 400 calories per 100g

If the Benabarre cheese is not listed below, select a similar type of cheese from the list below to get a rough idea for the number of calories in Benabarre cheese.

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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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