Gratte-Paille cheese

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Gratte-Paille cheese

Gratte-Paille is an industrial, soft, cows' milk cheese from the Seine-et-Marne département of the French region of Ile de France. It was created in the early 1970s and takes its name from 'gratte' (scratch) and 'paille' (straw), highlighting the fact that once, in summer, when carrying straw bales around the narrow streets, pieces of straw were inlaid in the walls.

The cheese is very mild, smooth and extremely creamy, with a pleasant flavour of mushrooms, increasing in intensity as it matures. It has a natural, bloomy white rind and is matured for 3-4 weeks. It has a high fat content fo 70% fat to dry matter. Sometimes, these cheeses are sold on small straw mats.

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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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