Bleu de Bresse cheese

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Bleu de Bresse cheese

Bleu de Bresse cheese is a soft, pasteurised, cows' milk cheese from Bresse in Burgundy. It has a bloomy, edible rind and is available in three sizes: 2 kg wheels, 1.5 kg cylinders and 250 g madallions. Production did not begin until 1950, with the aim of producing a milder alternative to other blue cheeses.

The cheese has an off-white fuzzy crust and its bulging interior is creamy white with biue veins. It is butter and the flavour is not dissimilar to that of Brie. However, the best alternative to Bleu de Bresse is Gorgonzola cheese.

Bleu de Bresse can be obtained on line from FrenchClick.

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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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