It is a soft, pungent, washed rind cheese which both beloved and reviled for its strong aroma, often described as reminiscent of faeces or "barnyard."
The normal weight for a round of Livarot is 450 g, though it also comes in other weights. It is sold in cylindrical form with an orangey rind wrapped in 3 to 5 rings of dried bulrushes. For this reason, it has been referred to as 'colonel', as the rings of dried bulrush resemble the stripes on a Colonel's uniform. Sometimes green paper is also used. Its orange colour comes from different sources depending on the manufacturer, but is often annatto.
12% of Livarot is made from unpasteurised milk and it tastes better from May to September after maturing for 6 to 8 weeks, but it is also excellent from March to December.
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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