Rob brought it home and left it in plain view and now the entire round has somehow disappeared. Where oh where did it go?
All told, over 1000 calories. In Weightwatchers parlance that is about 36 points (almost an entire weekly 'treat' allowance). Mea culpa!
Saint-Paulin is made in accordance with the authentic Trappist recipe and set in the original cellars of the Oka abbey. So it can't be all that bad. Sure tasted good.
If only I could put that "all things in moderation" advice into practice!
My chunk was just over .722 pounds or .350 kilograms.
To help put things into perspective and for comparison purposes the average intake of cheese per person in various countries
- UK is 113 g per week
- US is 31 pounds per year in 2003 (or a little more than half a pound per week)
- France is 23 kilograms per year ( .4 kilograms or almost 1 pound per week).
- I feel positively deprived in comparison to rural Austrians, whose average intake is about 1.5 to 2 kg per person per week.
Of course, there is another way of looking at this. Appetite and drive for specific foods may be a biological mechanism to assure intake of all necessary nutritional components. In other words, my body is craving calcium.