Herve cheese

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Herve cheese

Herve is an mature cheese made from unpasteurised cows' milk and comes from the Belgian town of the same name. It is a Limburger-like cheese: pungent and soft. It is sometimes flavoured with herbs and it is traditionally aged in humid caves.

Herve has a pale yellow interior with a glossy reddish-brown coating created by the bacteria that grow during its three month maturation period. It is usually shaped into a brick when sold. The taste and flavour of the cheese becomes stronger as it matures. When young, the interior is sweet, and with age it becomes spicy. Because it is so strong, Herve is best eaten with dark breads and beers.

It is often regarded as one of the most popular cheeses in Belgium. It is also produced in the Dutch town of Maastricht where it is known as Rommedoe cheese.

Calories in different varieties and various types of cheeses

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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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