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Oszczypek

  • Made from unpasteurized cow's and sheep's milk

  • Country of origin: Poland

  • Region: Tatra Mountains

  • Family: Cottage

  • Type: semi-hard, brined

  • Texture: firm

  • Rind: natural

  • Colour: pale yellow

  • Flavour: salty

  • Aroma: smokey

  • Vegetarian: no

Oszczypek is an old cheese with an oval shape, produced in the Tatra mountains of Poland. The shepherd's living in the mountains make this cheese from unpasteurised sheep's milk. Cow's milk is also added while making the cheese. The cheese is pressed into hand carved wooden moulds with a distinct pattern. The cheese has a salty flavour with a smoky aroma. To fully appreiciate this cheese, it is best to accompany it with beer.