Hey guys! Long time no see! How have y’all been? I’m getting a bit cheesy rn, cause I really missed the whole WordPress thing, you, your opinions and suggestions.
Well, I’m still keeping on the track with my resolutions; last Sunday it was half a year already after starting it all.
So these past few weeks I was pretty much enjoying the heat it Malta, mainly in Valletta. That was such an amazing trip, tho the temperature was mindblowing. But let’s say it wasn’t the main point.
So my fam prefers those mid-expense-but-ultra-active holidays. When in Europe we usually rent an apartment and go to explore the city that we’re staying in (Paris, Berlin, Oslo, Rome and many other ones). We spend no more than half a day in a week lying on the beach. This time we did so too.
And, well, the thing that I clearly wasn’t expecting happened. Malta was full of dairy.
I was going to this Southern country expecting many juicy fruits and vegetables everywhere, but instead, I saw many dairy products in the shops’ shelves. And mostly, it was cheese.
So straight after getting back to my hometown, Vilnius, I started a research about all of these. I even noted some types of cheese, because, in fact, I haven’t seen them before not only in Lithuania, but literally anywhere else. So this time Imma share with you some of those cheese types and their facts:
- Brie. Our little round pale-on-the-outside yellow-on-the-inside friend that I probably mostly dislike (just a personal opinion, don’t judge me). This soft and creamy cheese from the region of Brie in Northern France is not that bad when talking about carbs – in 100 grams it has nearly 0% of sugar – just 0.45 grams. But the thing with calories is kinda complicated – 334kcal.
- Cheddar. Possibly the most famous variety of cheese, Cheddar comes from the village of Cheddar in Somerset, England (why they all keep calling cheeses by the villages names? Well, I guess we’ll never know). Pale white to orange, this dairy product, when consumed not processed, is pretty healthy – just 0.52 grams of sugar and 173kcal per 100g. Plus, it’s super tasty (personal opinion alert again).
- Gorgonzola. Yikes. Sorry again, but I can’t stand it, tho it’s from Italy and I’m half Italian. It has 369 kcal/100grams, 1.8 g of sugar (pretty high, innit), stinks, is hella expensive and, imo, not worth the hype.
- Mozzarella. Made from pasteurized or unpasteurized cow’s milk. Is from Abruzzo, Italy. Is sutable for vegetarians. With 403 mg/100g calcium content. Sadly, is pretty high in calories, compared to other ones – 300kcal per 100 grams. Has 1 gram of sugar and tasted verrrrry well with tomatoes. Justified.
- Feta. From the Ancient Greek paradise – til nowadays. This, either sheep or goat cheese, is definitely one of the healthiest when talking about bones’ health – it’s extremely high in calcium. Also, has 264kcal in 100g. And – sadly – 4.1 grams of sugar. At this point it’s not the best, but small amounts of it are not that bad.
- Mascarpone. Used to be my favorite with berries until I checked em calories. 437 on the average per 100 grams, damn it. 1.8 grams of sugar, extremely delicious and addictive, but, sadly, because of calories the only safe way to consume it is having small amounts.
- Ricotta. My substitute of mascarpone, found in a Maltese kiosk in the morning on Sunday, cause any shops were working (I know, in the whole world nothing works Sundays, but in Lithuania all the shops do). And it was awesome. So low in calories – only 174kcal/100 grams, 0.27 grams of sugar and easy texture – what else here is needed?
Overall, cheese is good, cause it cuts the heart disease risk, improves the bones health, fends off diabetes and is great to the muscular health.
So have a nice week everyone:)
Hope you all are enjoying this nice summer day!