Svecia cheese

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Svecia cheese

Svecia (or Sveciaost) is a Skyddad geografisk beteckning (SGB) Swedish cheese. It is a semi-hard cows’ milk cheese, with a creamy consistency, light yellow colour, small irregular holes, and a mildly acidic taste. It is produced in wax-covered cylinders weighing 12 to 15 kg each.

Svecia is produced in a fashion typical to many semi-hard cheeses. Milk is pasteurised to 72°C then cooled to around 30°. Rennet is added to coagulate the milk into curds. The curd is cut, stirred, and slowly drained, then heated back up to a temperature near 40° to drive off more moisture. After salt is added, the curds are packed into moulds, loosely enough to leave the air pockets which make up Svecia's tiny holes. After a soak in brine, the cheese is matured in a dry environment for at least two months, but sometimes up to more than a year.

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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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