Rasco cheese

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Rasco is an unpasteurised cows’ milk cheese from the hilly regions of Catanzarese and Crotonese and is produced from November to July.

The cheese is lightly pressed into baskets and then turned over and heated to firm them. After 8-10 hours it is salted and again after a further 24 hours. It can be eaten fresh or allowed to be smoked and mature for 20 days or more.

The cylindrical, slightly flattened cheese, has a diameter of 8-12 cm and weighs between 500 and 750 g. It has a light-coloured rind which becomes brown if smoked. The white has light holes with a sweet, harmonious flavour which is influenced by the type of pasture on which the cows graze.

Calories in different varieties and various types of cheeses

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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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