Azeitao cheese

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Azeitão is a DOP soft, artisan unpasteurised ewes’ milk cheese from the town of the same name in the Arrabida Mountains, about 40 km east of Lisbon.

Produced with thistle flowers, rather than animal rennet, the cheese has a strong, earthy aroma. The interior is thick, soft, smooth and shiny, with tiny holes and the rind is pale yellow and smooth. When consumed ripe, it has a rich, creamy flavour with a sour-milk finish and a hint of flowers or sweet herbs. However, as it matures, it becomes harder and drier and the flavour will become stronger. A ripe cheese will start to melt at room temperature.

In Alcacer do Sal (south of Azeitão) and in Vila Franca-de-Xira (in the northwest), cheeses of the same type are produced, generally named after their place of origin.

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 Azeitao 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 Azeitao 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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