Kefalotyri cheese

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Kefalotyri cheese

Kefalotyri is a rather hard, salty, yellow cheese made from ewes’ milk and/or goats’ milk in Greece and Cyprus.

Depending on the mixture of milk used in the process, the colour can of the cheese can vary between yellow and white. In taste it vaguely resembles Gruyère, except it is harder and saltier.

Being a very hard cheese, Kefalotyri is consumed as it is, fried in olive oil for a dish called saganaki, or added to foods such as spaghetti, meat, or cooked vegetables, and is especially suited for grating. This is a very popular and well-known cheese, establishing its roots in Greece during the Byzantine era. It takes from two to three months to mature.

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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