Canestrato is a hard cheese which is produced throughout Sicily. It is made from unpasteurised cows' milk mixed with ewes' milk and / or goats' milk and is still produced using traditional techniques with old tools. It can contain added black pepper or chilli flakes. Primosale indicates a fresh cheese matured for 8 to 10 days or so which has been dry salted. Secondosale indicates a semi-aged cheese matured for 2 to 3 months or so, that has been dry salted. Stagionato indicates a fully matured cheese, salted in the same way, matured for more than 3 to 4 months. It is matured in natural caves and cellars.
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 Canestrato 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 Canestrato cheese.
The calorie lists are sortable by clicking the up and down arrows in the heading columns
|Cheese type||Calories per 100g|
|Queso blanco cheese||310|
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