-The cooking temperature of the cheese is a fraction less than 47° C.
-The water content cannot exceed 40%.
-The dry matter must be at least 60%.
-The fat content is at least 45%
-The minimum maturation period is seven weeks but when sold on the spot or if there is a special need, a shorter maturity of at least five weeks, is permissible.
The shape of the cheese is round, and weighs 0.5 to 35 kg. It has a natural rind which must be sealed, dry and free of mould with a golden yellow colour. It must also bear the date or the cheese producer number. The interior is pale yellow in colour, has a smooth texture, mostly with no cracks and has small, round and regular holes.
Cows’ milk is normally used but it can be topped up with goats’ milk if necessary. The proportion of goats’ milk is limited to a maximum of ten percent. Before milking, the cheese maker checks the health of each animal and the milk quality is regularly monitored because good Almkäse needs the highest quality milk. The evening milk, fresh from the cow is cooled and placed in round containers, called ‘stotz’. Overnight, the natural milk ripening begins. The next morning the milk is mixed with fresh morning milk. It is then slowly heated to about 32 degrees C and rennet is added. The curd is cut into pieces the size of lentils, then and cooked until the right temperature is reached. The curd is drained in a cheese cloth, poured into moulds and pressed. The cheese is left for two days in a brine bath, where it develops its natural rind. Finally the cheese is allowed to mature slowly until it is spicy and supple.
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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