Queso Monje Picón cheese

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Queso Monje Picón cheese

Queso Monje Picón is a blue, unpasteurised cows’ milk cheese from Peñamellera Baja, made by Manuel Monje Torre.

The cheese is produced by keeping the milk, to which a starter and rennet have been added, at 35º for 40 minutes. The curds are then cut into pieces the size of chickpeas. The curds are left to drain and then placed into moulds. The outside of the cheese is salted and it is allowed to mature in high humidity for a minimum of three months.

Cylindrical in shape, the cheese has a compact, creamy interior with typical blue veining and a semi-hard rind which is more typical of goats’ milk cheese than those made with cows’ milk. It has a persistent and balanced flavour and an intensely ‘damp’ aroma

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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