Torta del Casar cheese

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Torta del Casar cheese

Torta del Casar is a DOP cheese made from ewes’ milk in the area the River Tajo and the Sierra de San Pedro (Cáceres) in Extremadura. It is named after Casar de Cáceres, its city of origin.

The milk is curdled using a coagulant found in the pistils of the cardoon, a wild thistle. This ingredient lends a subtle bitterness to the otherwise rich and slightly salty tasting cheese. It is matured for at least 60 days. The fully ripe cheese has a creamy consistency, and is traditionally eaten by slicing off the top and scooping out the inside.

The cheese can only be made with the milk of Merino and Entrefina sheep. These breeds have a low yield of milk, and it takes the milk of 20 ewes to make a 1 kg wheel. It is produced commercially today by eight family-run dairies. Only about 10% of the production is exported from Spain.

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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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