Lancashire cheese
Dewlay Creamy Lancashire

Lancashire is a crumbly unpasteurised cows' milk cheese. Many local farms produce it, and it is associated, historically, with the town of Leigh. It can be classified as either "crumbly", "tasty" or "creamy". It is reputed to be the best toasting cheese in the world, because it does not go stringy when melted.

Lancashire cheese is often featured on supermarket cheese counters although, like many other cheeses, this product tastes substantially different from those varieties made on the many farms that produce it. The commercially widespread Lancashire cheeses tend to be matured for only 6–8 weeks, resulting in a crumbly, fresh, high-acid cheese. Longer maturation periods, approximately 5 months for "toaster" and 6–8 months for "tasty", results in a creamier texture, and a deeper, nuttier, smoother flavour. Examples of farmhouse Lancashire cheeses consistently win British cheese awards.

Calories in different varieties and various types of cheeses

The number of calories in various types of cheese is very similar when you compare your cheese to a similar types of cheese.

For example, almost cheeses that are similar to Cheddar cheese have around 400 calories per 100g

If the Lancashire cheese is not listed below, select a similar type of cheese from the list below to get a rough idea for the number of calories in Lancashire cheese.

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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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