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Cherni Vit

  • Made from sheep's milk

  • Country of origin: Bulgaria

  • Region: Central Balkan Mountains

  • Type: soft, brined

  • Texture: soft

  • Rind: mold ripened

  • Colour: green

  • Flavour: nutty, sharp

Cherni Vit is a Bulgarian green cheese produced only in and around the Cherni Vit village in Teteven, Lovech Province. The cheese takes its name from the village where it is produced. Made from sheep (Teteven breed) milk, the cheese gets the green crust becuase of the enviroment and specifica conditions in the region. In 2000, the cheese was nearly extinct, but due to the efforts taken by Slow Food representives, locals started producing it again. 

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