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
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 Pecorino Senese 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 Pecorino Senese cheese.
The calorie lists are sortable by clicking the up and down arrows in the heading columns
|Cheese type||Calories per 100g|
|Queso blanco cheese||310|
Graph your Body Mass Index
See your personal Body Mass Index (BMI) plotted on a graph against national averages.
Errors and omissions
If you are a cheese producer and your cheese does not appear to be listed on Cookipedia or the information on your cheese is incorrect or out of date, please use the Contact the Editor page to send us a message and we will update the information on your cheese.