Scamorza cheese

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Scamorza cheese

Scamorza is an Italian cows’ milk cheese. It can also be made of other milks, but that is less common. It is a close relative of mozzarella.

Scamorza is a stretched curd cheese in which the fresh curd matures in its own whey for several hours to allow acidity to develop by the process of lactose being converted to lactic acid.

Artisanal cheese makers would generally form the cheese into a round shape and then tie a string around the mass one third of the distance from the top and hang to dry. The resulting shape is pear-like. This is sometimes referred to as "strangling" the cheese. It is usually white in colour unless smoked. When smoked, the colour is almond with a lighter interior.

The cheese is reputed to melt better in baking than mozzarella. It can be substituted for mozzarella in most dishes. If using the smoked variety, Scamorza affumicata, it adds a nice background flavour.

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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