Queso de Leyva cheese

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Queso de Leyva. This and the following photographs are courtesy of Orce Serrano Hams

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Half-round in olive oil
In a jar with olive oil.

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Queso de Leyva is a hard artisan cheese produced from 100% unpasteurised ewes’ milk by Ignacio Miranda de Leyva and his father at La Finca Castañuelo in Guadix (Granada). The milk used comes only from their own flock of sheep.

Matured for 65-70 days, the cheese has a rich and creamy yet mild flavour and is an adaptation of a recipe for Calahorra, another local cheese. It is produced in small cylinders weighing 1 kg and 1.4 kg and is also available in half-rounds of 500 g and 700 g. It is also sold encased in olive oil.

The cheese is not available in the UK but can be purchased from Iain MacDonald and Gayle Hartley of Orce Serrano Hams who are based in Orce (Granada).

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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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