Puzzone di Moena cheese

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Puzzone di Moena cheese

Puzzone di Moena is a semi-hard, rind washed, semi-cooked, unpasteurised cows' milk cheese which is produced in the valleys of Fiemme and Fassa, more specifically in the area of ​​Moena, in the province of Trento in Italy's Trentino-Alto Adige.

Behind its great aroma hides a compact and elastic cheese with intense flavour, slightly spicy, with a fruity aftertaste and pleasantly bitter.

Although the cheese is similar to other mountain "tomas", this cheese is notable for its strong pungent odour, and the word puzzone in Italian means 'stinky'.

After salting in brine, a process that lasts two days and during the first two weeks of ageing, the cheeses are washed with warm spring water from the nearby mountains to develop the rind and aroma. This will form an airtight layer that surrounds the cheeses and promotes fermentation in the paste.

They are matured in the cool, with high humidity, on wooden shelves. The average maturation period is two months to eight months. The shape is cylindrical with flat faces with a diameter of 32-36 cm. The rind is smooth, oily and the interior is brownish-yellow with small and medium sporadic holes.

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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