Contrary to popular belief, the drier the cheese, the fattier it is. At the top of the list of the most calorie-rich cheeses: pressed pasta followed closely by blue-veined and fresh pasta. While their high calcium content may be interesting from a nutritional point of view, their lipid content varies between 30 and 35%. It is therefore advisable to limit their consumption if you do not want to gain weight.
Here’s a little guide that lists the most caloric cheeses and shows you how to incorporate them into your diet without compromising your figure.
Parmigiano Reggiano, or Parmesan, is an Italian cheese that has 431 calories per 100 g. To keep this pleasure without getting fat, you should grate small amounts of it into your pasta or salads. If, on the contrary, you want to gain weight, add some regularly to your dishes.
This Swiss cheese can quickly weigh heavy on the palate, with 419 Kcal per 100 g. To lighten the note a little, scrape the Tête de Moine as soon as it comes out of the fridge to make a few thin rosettes that you can, for example, a company with a fresh fig salad.
Comté cheese from the Jura is also one of the most caloric cheeses, with 416 Kcal per 100 g. However, it is possible to have a small portion of Comté cheese regularly. Best eaten in the morning or at breakfast to limit fat storage.
Known to be stronger in taste than its French counterpart, this Swiss cheese is often used in winter fondues. With 413 calories per 100 g, it should be eaten sparingly. Just add a few cubes to your salad, for example.
This Savoyard cheese takes its name from the Beaufortain region and is also a great classic in winter fondues. It has a very high caloric content, about 401 Kcal per 100 g. However, its high protein content allows you to eat it without putting on weight, as long as it replaces a portion of meat or fish.
Originally from the Massif Central, Cantal is the main ingredient in very hearty dishes, such as truffle. With 386 calories per 100 g, you will need to consume it in moderation if you wish to maintain your weight. Serve it with fruit rather than bread.
Originally from Switzerland, Emmental is one of the most popular cheeses in France. Often wrongly considered to be low in calories, it has 380 Kcal per 100 g. Vegetable gratins can therefore quickly become dangerous for the figure if they are covered a little too generously with grated cheese. You can, for example, replace half of the Emmental cheese with breadcrumbs.
This cheese from Aveyron generally finds its place on the end of meal trays. Its already high caloric intake, 369 Kcal per 100 g, is therefore often increased by the consumption of bread. To enjoy it without getting fat, use it in small quantities to make a sauce rich in flavor, which will enhance a plate of mussels, for example.
Tomme de Savoie
With 361 Kcal per 100 g, this Savoyard cheese should be discreet on your plate if you don’t want to gain weight. Often used in recipes based on potatoes, you can nevertheless limit the calorie overflow by associating it with vegetables instead.
The creamy texture of this Italian cheese makes it a key ingredient in many desserts, including the famous tiramisu. With 355 Kcal per 100 g, it remains a rich product that should be used with caution to avoid gaining weight. However, it can be used in some recipes as a substitute for even more caloric fats (butter, for example).
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