Lanark Blue cheese

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Lanark Blue cheese

Lanark Blue is a raw ewes' milk cheese from Lanarkshire.

Produced at Ogcastle near to the village of Carnwath by Humphrey Errington since 1985, it is a rich blue-veined artisan cheese. Made from the cheesemaker's own flock's produce, it is one of the first blue ewes' milk cheese produced in Britain since the Middle Ages. It is suitable for vegetarians.

It is ivory-white, with blue-green veins and the white rind has some blue and white mould on it. Using penicillium roqueforti, to create the veining, it has a strong flavour that varies according to the time of year that the cheese is made.

The curd is placed moulds and dipped in brine. It is then un-moulded and allowed to age for 1 month. It is then wrapped in foil and then aged for 2 further months, during which period it is turned 6 times. It then has its foil removed, is scraped, and is cut into half-moon wedges 10 cm tall, and weighing 1.5 kg. The wedges are wrapped in fresh foil for packaging. Retailers generally sell the cheese in 250 g wedges.

A white variety of the cheese is also available.

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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