Mimolette cheese

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Mimolette is a hard, cows’ milk cheese traditionally produced around the city of Lille (Nord-Pas de Calais) where it is also known as Boule de Lille, and also in some areas of Belgium and the Netherlands, such as Flanders where it is known as Vieux Hollande or Commissiekaas.

It was reputedly made by the request of Louis XIV, who wanted a French cheese to resemble Edam. In order to differentiate it from Edam, however, he had it coloured orange.

The cheese normally weighs about 2 kg and has a grey rind with an orange interior. When young its rind is supple, but with age it becomes harder. The orange colour comes from annatto. Due to its appearance, it is often mistaken at first glance for a cantaloupe melon. The greyish rind of mature Mimolette is the result of cheese mites intentionally introduced to add flavour by their action on the surface of the cheese.

Mimolette can be consumed at different stages of maturity (2 months to 2 years). When younger, its flavour resembles that of Parmesan. Most cheese-lovers appreciate it most when "extra-old" (extra-vieille). At that point, it can become rather hard to chew, and the flesh takes a hazelnut-like flavour and has a few small holes.

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 Mimolette 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 Mimolette 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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