Formaggio di S. Stefano di Quisquina cheese

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Formaggio di S. Stefano di Quisquina cheese

Formaggio di San Stefano di Quisquina is a cheese from Sicily. Its shape is cylindrical with a concave upper surface and the rind is pale straw-white in colour. The artisanal nature of the product means that the size and height of the cheese are variable.

The cheese is made in several stages. The fresh milk is filtered and placed in a wooden 'tina' in which lamb rennet is added for coagulation. After about 30 or 40 minutes the coagulation process is complete and you have the curd, which through the use of a particular tool and the addition of hot water is broken up into small granules. The curd is separated from the whey and smoked for which it is placed in baskets of rushes. The whey is placed in a special container made of copper for the production of ricotta. The 'tina' is carefully covered to prevent a drop in temperature to ensure the proper smoking of the cheese. The smoking phase lasts on average 3 to 5 hours depending on the size of the cheese.

The cheeses are matured in very fresh rooms, a necessary condition for optimum storage and ripening, especially in summer.

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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