Queso Monje cheese

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Queso Monje cheese

Queso Monje is a pasteurised cows’ milk cheese from Panes in Peñamellera Baja, made by Manuel Monje Torre.

The cheese is produced by adding a starter and rennet to the milk, and leaving for 30 minutes. The curds are then cut into small pieces and left to drain. They are shaped into a cube, placed into moulds and pressed for about two hours. The cheese is soaked in brine for eight hours and left to mature for 10 days.

Cylindrical or brick-like in shape, the cheese has a harmonious, pleasant and mild flavour and a light, buttery aroma. The creamy-yellow interior has small holes and a smooth, flexible and elastic texture.

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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