Vieux-Boulogne cheese

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Vieux-Boulogne cheese

Vieux-Boulogne (also known as Sablé du Boulonnais) is an unpasteurised, unpressed cows' milk cheese made in the Pas-de-Calais département around the town of Boulogne-sur-Mer in France.

This artisanal cheese is square in shape, at around 11 cm across and 4 cm high, and weighs up to 500g. It has a soft, elastic central paste, surrounded by a moist, red-orange washed rind that is washed in beer during production. The cheese is pre-salé (pre-salted).

Vieux-Boulogne is famed for its strong smell, and in November 2004 was found by researchers at Cranfield University to be the "smelliest" of 15 French and British cheeses that they tested. A follow-up test done by the same institution using "electronic nose" sensors in March 2007 reaffirmed Vieux-Boulogne's status as the world's "smelliest" cheese.

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 Vieux-Boulogne 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 Vieux-Boulogne cheese.

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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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