Queso de flor cheese

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Queso de flor cheese

Queso de flor is a DOP cheese produced in the municipalities of Santa María de Guía, Gáldar and Moya on Gran Canaria, but is also made on Tenerife.

This cheese is made by mixing cow’s and ewe’s milk, and a crust consisting of a yellow and cream interior and slightly bitter taste of fat. It may also contain partly goat’s milk.

As a curious detail, the cheese is curdled with artichoke or cardoon flowers. The plants flower in April and May, so they are cut and kept so that they don’t dry out and are used in an appropriate quantity for curdling the milk. It is for this reason that the chesses is so named: 'Queso de flor' literally means 'flower cheese'. They are decorated with geometric designs for identification purposes.

Usually eaten on its own, Queso de flor is sometimes used in many dishes, including stews.

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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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