Telemea is traditional Romanian cheese similar to Feta. The term encompasses cheese made out of cows’ milk and more often, ewes’ milk, with goats’ and buffalo being more of a delicacy.. It can have a higher water content, making it a semi-soft, white cheese with a creamy texture and a tangy aftertaste. Alternatively, the cheese is put through an ageing process that makes it crisper and more flavoured. Cumin seeds are occasionally added for a spicy, nutty flavour.
To make the cheese, rennet is added into milk to curdle it. The resulting curd is removed and is kept in cheesecloth, pressed overnight, then cut into square pieces. The cheese is then left to mature in brine. This fresh cheese (preserved in brine up to a couple of weeks) has its own name, caş. Subsequently, it is stored in wooden barrels called putini. It can be kept throughout winter in a more concentrated brine. In this case, it is desalinated in fresh water before consumption.
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 Telemea 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 Telemea cheese.
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|Queso blanco cheese||310|
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