Oscypek cheese

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Oszczypek cheese

Oscypek is a smoked Chroniona Nazwa Pochodzenia (CNP) cheese made of salted unpasteurised ewes’ milk exclusively in the Tatra Mountains region of Poland.

The milk is first turned into cottage cheese. This is then repeatedly rinsed with boiling water and squeezed. After this, the curds are pressed into wooden, spindle-shaped forms in decorative shapes. They are then placed in a brine-filled barrel for a night or two, after which they are placed close to the roof in a special wooden hut and cured in hot smoke for up to 14 days. There is also a small version called Redykolka.

The first mention of cheese production in the Tatra Mountains dates back to the 15th century, in a document from the village of Ochotnica in 1416. The first recorded recipe for Oszczypek was issued in 1748 in the Żywiec area.

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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