Queso de Bota cheese

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Queso de Bota cheese

Queso de Bota (also known as Queso de Vexiga) is a strong, fermented cheese produced in the Asturian 'conceja' of Quiros and is almost extinct because fewer and fewer people know how to produce it.

Cows' milk is used to fill a treated lamb or kid skin which is then left to hang over the heat of burning firewood, until the milk is hard and reduced by more than half. The cheese is then placed into containers and left for 3 months, when it will be ready to eat. It is usually made during the winter when the cows do not go out to pasture

It is made with the milk of Brown Alpine cows which have recently calved, because it is stronger. The resulting cheese is doughy, spreadable and white-yellow in colour, with a particular aroma. Because it tastes very strong, bitter and spicy, it is recommended to consume in 'small quantities'.

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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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