Caciofiore aquilano cheese

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Caciofiore aquilano cheese


  • Caciofiore aquilano is a cheese from the Aquila province of Abruzzo. Production was abandoned for about 60 years before a tenacious Castel del Monte cheesemaker revived the tradition.

Cheese group

  • Soft

Milk type

Strength and texture

  • Soft, creamy, cream white in colour with no holes. Medium strength.

Shape, weight and size

  • 13-15 cm in diameter and a height of 7-8 cm. Weighs 500 g - 1 kg.


The milk is filtered and brought to a temperature of 36-37°C. A whey or milk starter culture may be added. After curdling with the cardoon rennet, the curd is left to stand for 30-40 minutes. It is then cut up twice, roughly the first time, then into smaller sweetcorn-sized lumps. The curd is then removed by hand and transferred into the baskets that give it its characteristic shape. The Caciofiore then drains on an inclined board for two days, during which time it is turned over at least four times.

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 Caciofiore aquilano 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 Caciofiore aquilano 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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