Cylindrical in shape at around 10 cm in diameter and 6 cm in height, and weighing either 250 or 450 g, the interior of the cheese is soft, and creamy in colour. It has a slightly crumbly texture, and is surrounded by a white penicillium candidum rind.
Made using a similar recipe to that of Brie, the cheese is allowed to mature for between two and four weeks and it is generally eaten young. The gently-salted interior has a light taste and a characteristic 'melt-in-the-mouth' texture. If it is young, the Chaource tastes slight sour (a fruity savour with a touch of acidity) has a mushroom aroma.
Regulations currently allow either pasteurised or unpasteurised milk to be used during manufacture.
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For example, almost cheeses that are similar to Cheddar cheese have around 400 calories per 100g
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|Queso blanco cheese||310|
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