Queso de Los Beyos cheese

From Cookipedia
Jump to: navigation, search


Queso de Los Beyos cheese. Picture by courtesy of The Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade (ICEX)

Queso de Los Beyos is produced in the Principality of Asturias. The locations where the cheese is produced are El Arenal, San Ignacio, Bores, Canisqueso, Rubiellos and Vidosa, although it is also made in Viego and Amieva.

The cheese made in this area can be produced from the milk of cows, goats or ewes, but the different sources are never mixed together. Nowadays, almost all the Beyos cheeses are produced from cow’s milk.

Morning milk is mixed with evening milk. Rennet is added to help with clotting and it is left to drain naturally. Once it is ready the moulds are placed on the shelves of a smoking room. Finally, they are left in a dry, ventilated area to mature for between 15 days and 3 months

The cheese is semi-hard, weighs 500 grams, and has a dry, rough creamy, yellow rind. It has a mild aroma and a slightly acid, but soft flavour. If it has holes, it is a sign that the milk was at too high a temperature and not strained properly, causing the cheese not to hold together.

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 de Los Beyos cheese 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 de Los Beyos cheese.

The calorie lists are sortable by clicking the up and down arrows in the heading columns

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

Graph your Body Mass Index

See your personal Body Mass Index (BMI) plotted on a graph against national averages.

Errors and omissions

If you are a cheese producer and your cheese does not appear to be listed on Cookipedia or the information on your cheese is incorrect or out of date, please use the Contact the Editor page to send us a message and we will update the information on your cheese.