Oveja de los Pedroches cheese

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Oveja de los Pedroches cheese. Picture by courtesy of The Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade (ICEX)


Oveja de los Pedroches is a soft or semi-hard, vegetarian, unpasteurised, ewes’ milk cheese from Los Pedroches in the province of Córdoba which is produced from the milk of the Merina breed.

Made with vegetable rennet obtained from the flower of the wild thistle, the cheese is a cylindrical shape, the top and bottom of which is smooth and flat. The slightly convex sides have the plaited imprints of esparto grass mould. It weighs between 2-3 kg.

The cheese is normally preserved in oil and has a thin, bright yellow, semi-hard rind due to it having been rubbed with olive oil. The interior is ivory white in colour and contains some holes.

There is also a ‘torta’ variety, weighing about 1 kg, which is soft to very soft, and has a sour, woolly aroma. The use of vegetable rennet in both types leaves a bitter aftertaste.

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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