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.
Calories in different varieties and various types of cheeses
The number of calories in various types of cheese is very similar when you compare your cheese to a similar types of cheese.
For example, almost cheeses that are similar to Cheddar cheese have around 400 calories per 100g
If the Svecia cheese is not listed below, select a similar type of cheese from the list below to get a rough idea for the number of calories in Svecia cheese.
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|Cheese type||Calories per 100g|
|Queso blanco cheese||310|
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