What are the Types of Cheese and its Nutrition?

What are the Types of Cheese and its Nutrition?

Cheese is a dairy product that is obtained from pasteurized as well as unpasteurized milk and comprises of protein and fat. The cheese comes from the milk of buffalo, goats, cows or sheep. There are various types of cheese present all over the world, and we are going to look at all of them carefully in this article while also examining cheese nutrition, that is, the substances, compounds, and nutrients present in cheese that makes it so beneficial.

Cheese Nutrition

First off, let’s check out what compounds make cheese

Cheese Nutrition: What is contained in the tasty food

For every 100 grams of cheese, there are

  • About 402 calories
  • 33 grams of fat (Saturated, Polyunsaturated, and Monounsaturated fat)
  • About 100 milligrams of cholesterol
  • 621 milligrams of sodium
  • About 1.3 grams of carbohydrate (of which sugar takes about 0.5 grams)
  • About 25 grams of protein
  • Vitamin A, C, B6, D
  • Iron
  • Magnesium

Now that we have studied the basic elements and compounds that make up cheese, we will now check out the various types of cheese, so that you can make a choice when you need to get some for your house.

Types of cheese

Cheese comes in large variety and are mostly from countries like Italy, U.K, USA, Greece and Denmark

Some of the different types of cheese present in the world are given in the table below:

GorgonzolaSoftItaly3502.321.428.7Dolce and Piccante
are two popular
varieties of Gogonzola cheese
GruyereHardSwitzerland4130.429.532.1Older Grueyere cheese tastes better
parmesanHardItaly4314.038.528.6This unpasteurized cheese is rich in protein
Pecorino RomanoHardItaly3853.531.826.9Pecorino Romano is one of the oldest known cheese types
EmmentalHardSwitzerland37002828Emmental cheese is Packed with Vitamin A& D
GoudaSemi-HardNetherlands3552.22527.2Gouda Cheese are made from Cow, Sheep or Goat’s milk
RouquefortSemi-hardFrance3692.021.530.5It comes from Sheep’s milk and is a blue cheese
WensleydaleSemi-hardEngland3850.12423.5Wensleydale is a popular cheese type in Britain
StiltonSemi-softEngland3903.52535.5Stilton is a blue cheese packed with Vitamin K2, which is good for bone and heart
BrieSoftFrance3300.52127.5Creamy and high fat
CamembertSoftFrance3000.519.524.5Similar to Brie but stronger in flavor
CheddarSoftEngland4001.324.933.1Crunchy and tangy flavor
CottageSoftUSA953.511.14.2 gmscottage is a nutrient dense variety of cheese
Feta cheeseSoftGreece2604.014.221.3This cheese is made out of sheep or sheep and goat’s milk
HavartiSoftDenmark2901.43018It is soft and creamy
MascarponeSoftItaly43007.046.4Mascarpone is used mostly for fruits and desserts
MozzarellaSoftItaly3182.521.624.5Mozzarella is one of the best cheese types
RicottaSoftItaly1743.011.513.0Ricotta cheese are generally used as sauce thickener or dip

In conclusion…

Cheese Types

We have done an in-depth research into cheese nutrition, types of cheese like the Cheddar cheese and mozzarella cheese you are used to, now it’s up to you to pick yourself up and go to the store nearest to you so that you can enjoy the benefits of cheese while also enjoying its tasty goodness.

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Author: Ahaana Sahay