Birdoswald cheese

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Birdoswald cheese

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

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

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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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