Ricotta gentile cheese

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Ricotta gentile cheese

Yeasty flakes of ricotta, obtained from cooking the residue of cheesemaking serum, for years represented the ‘poor’ product of sheep raising; the food which, with a piece of carasau bread, was nourishment for shepherds and farm workers on Sardinia, away from home for months on end, tending their flocks in the countryside. There exist several types of ricotta on the island, mainly linked to ovine dairy typology, for table or grating, or for the preparation of various dishes or puddings.

Ricotta gentile, truncated cone in shape, and weighing around 1.5 to 1.8 kilos, has a fine white structure, and is soft, with a delicate taste. It is for table use, usually shortly after production.

Various other types of ricotta, rightly known as stagionate (ripened), are of cylindrical, flat or conical shape, rather than round. Such products, denser and sharper to the taste, are smoked and salted.

The smoking of the famed mustia (smoked ricotta), allows it to be preserved for months, as well as rendering it suitable for use as a grating cheese, in addition to its suitability for table use.

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Cheese type Calories per 100g
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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
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Pimento cheese 375
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Queso blanco cheese 310
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Roquefort cheese 369
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