Birdoswald is an organic, farmhouse cheese produced from the unpasteurised milk of Ayrshire cows by Eric and Dianne Horn at Slack House Farm, near Hadrian’s Wall. It is made to an old recipe which originated in Ireland, but which was taken to Ayrshire back in 1688.
The Cheddar-type cheese is made by taking the warm milk, straight from the cow, and hand-worked for up to 5 hours to produce a 20 lb cloth-bound, mould ripened cheese that is matured for up to 6 months.
Unavailable outside the area, you can buy the cheese at farmer’s markets, Westmorland Farm Shop (on the M6 at Tebay Services) and some farm shops in north Cumbria.
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 Birdoswald 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 Birdoswald cheese.
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|Queso blanco cheese||310|
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