Payoyo cheese

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Payoyo cheese

Payoyo is a hard, organic goats' milk cheese produced in the village of Villaluenga del Rosario (Cádiz). It is named after the breed of goat whose milk is used to make the cheese. These goats live in the mountains that surround the village, which makes them have a varied diet each year due to the rugged territory. If there is a drought, the flavour of cheese the following year will be very acidic and if the weather is more humid the goat will eat more green foliage and the flavour of the cheese therefore will be softer. Quesos Artesanales de Villaluenga has been producing the cheese since 1997.

For conservation, the cheese is covered with lard, if it is to be matured, or in paprika, if you want it young. Both ingredients are natural preservatives which prevent oxidation and external attack of insects. Of medum strength, the cheese is normally matured for 2-3 months. It has a natural rind which is shows markings of esparto grass.

On the palate, the cheese is balanced and complete with an intriguing flavour; moist and fresh, floral aromas with hints of hazelnut and caramel, white chocolate and sage. The salt level is balances and it melts in the mouth. This cheese is very fatty with an extraordinary flavour and consistency.

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

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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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