Pecorino Senese cheese

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Pecorino Senese cheese

Pecorino Senese cheese is an unpasteurised ewes' milk cheese from the province of Siena in Tuscany. The milk is filtered, poured into a copper boiler for the formation of the curd and heated to a temperature of 35-38°C; a tablespoon of liquid rennet is added which can be either of animal origin or of vegetable origin (thistle). The curd is cut after about 20 to 40 minutes with a "chiova" and placed into moulds. The subsequent salting facilitates the maturation of the cheese and gives it its characteristic flavour. For maturing, the cheeses are placed on wooden boards and allowed to rest for a period of at least 60 days, after which they are washed and brushed to remove any fat that may have formed during the aging process. It comes in sizes ranging from 800 ga 1.5 kg; shapes are round, with diameters of between 18 and 20cm and have a beige rind. The cheese is salty, pale yellow in colour with a soft texture. It is similar to Pecorino di Pistoia

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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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