Caerfai cheese

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Caerfai cheese

Caerfai cheeses are produced from cows’ milk in St David’s, Pembrokeshire. There are two main types of cheese:

Cerfai Cheddar – this is coated in Suma soya margarine and is made from unpasteurised milk, vegetarian rennet and sea salt. Matured for 5-9 months (depending on the season), it is produced in weights 4-4.5 kg and 10kg.

Caerphilly and Caerphilly with Leek and Garlic - this cheese is made to a traditional Caerphilly recipe. It is eaten as young as two weeks, although if it is matured for 1-2 months it has a better flavour. Once out of its mould the cheese is soaked in brine for 24 hours. It has a mouldy rind, the colour of the mould depending on how long it is left to mature. If used, organic leeks and garlic are added just before moulding the cheese.

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

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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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