Testun cheese

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Testun cheese

Region: Piemonte

Milk: Ewes', mixed

Definition: Full-fat cheese.

Raw material: Ewes' milk or mixed with cows' milk, rennet, salt.

Characteristics: Cylindrical form with weight variable between 5 and 7 kg. Diameter of 30-35 cm, straight, ribbed sides 8-10 cm in height. Cheese is off-white or yellowish colour, with a mild flavour in the fresher variety, becoming stronger in the aged cheese. The rind is ribbed, yellow in colour but becoming darker a few months after production.

Production area: The cheese and milk it is made from come from the southern part of the province of Cuneo, the regions of Monregalese and Valle Erro (Alessandria).

Production technique: The milk is heated to 37 °C and natural liquid rennet is added, allowing the milk to coagulate for about one hour. The curds are then broken and left to stand for around 50 minutes, after which they are extracted and placed in cloths. They are pressed for 1-2 hours, removed from the cloths and broken into pieces by hand. The curds are again wrapped in cloths and pressed for another 4-5 hours before being dry-salted (18-24 hours per face). The ageing period varies from a minimum of 4 months to one year.

Materials used: The vat, implements used to cut and process the curds in the vat and the moulds are sometimes made of wood. Otherwise the materials tend to be washable (stainless steel, soldered copper, plastic). The curd draining cloths are made of natural fabric. Maturing boards are in wood, as is the press.

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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