Queso Palmero

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Queso Palmero. Picture by courtesy of The Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade (ICEX)

Queso Palmero is a ‘Denominación de Origen Protegida’ goats' milk cheese produced in the Canary Islands on the isles of La Palma and Sta. Cruz de Tenerife.

It has a cylindrical appearance, and its height is between between 6 and 15 cm with a diameter of 12 to 60 cm. The rind is white, becoming darker as it matures and the name of the producer is stamped onto the top. The cheese has a firm, but elastic texture, although there may be small irregular holes. It had a shiny, white-ish appearance.

The flavour of goat’s milk is immediately recognisable and it can have a scent of hay, mushrooms or nuts. The smoked variety also reveals the presence of the natural materials used in processing ie. almond shells, pine needles or the dry spine of prickly pears. It has a slight acidity and a salty and sweet aftertaste.

Palmero cheese is sold as young (matured 8 to 20 days), semi-mature (21 to 60 days) and mature (from 60 days). There are two varieties of Queso Palmero. The artisan cheese like weighs less than 8 pounds and has a burgundy label, while the non-artisan cheese is heavier and has a green label.

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 Queso Palmero 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 Queso Palmero.

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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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