- See also Cheeses of 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|
|Queso blanco cheese||310|
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