Caciotta del Montefeltro cheese

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Caciotta del Montefeltro cheese

Caciotta del Montefeltro is an unpasteurised cows' milk cheese from the Marche region of Italy. Sometimes ewes' and/or goats milk can be added.

The milk coagulates in 20-30 minutes and after cutting the curd, the mass is put into moulds and pressed the palms of the hands to facilitate the draining of the whey. Salting is then carried out by placing dry cheeses in salt and turning them every 12 hours up to a maximum of two days at the end of which, they are scalded with boiling whey for a few minutes and then wiped with a cotton cloth. The cheeses are then matured for 15-20 days in a cool environment with medium humidity, where the cheeses are washed with water every other day.

In the area of Montefeltro the caciotta is aged for a period varying from two to six months. In the same area wooden barrels, wooden chests, tubs, or terracotta pots, seasoned with walnut leaves in layers are also used to mature the cheeses (for at least 40 days). The finished product comes in a convex cylindrical shape with a weight of 700g to 2 kg, height 4-7 cm, 10-22 cm diameter. The rind is dark ivory coloured (mottled with brown in the case of the use of walnut leaves), the interior is compact (with a few cracks in the area of Montefeltro, more holes in the Fermano area where the product is consumed fresh). The flavour varies depending on the area and ranging from sweet-sour (if made in Fermano) to mellow and saltier (Montefeltro).

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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