Cheese is very popular in Eastern Europe and grocery stores sell many types of cheeses in variety of flavors. Eating cheese is seen as absolutely essential in a healthy diet. Polish cheeses together with breads are considered to be very unique and of high quality. Traditional yellow cheeses, for example, Tylzycki or Edam Rycki are very popular in Poland. Commonly sold sliced, yellow cheeses are used on sandwiches. Unlike the soft farmer cheese yellow or hard cheeses for all intents and purposes cannot be readily prepared at home. Their preparation requires proper equipment, techniques and controlled temperature aging. Cheese is also a crucial ingredient of many traditional dishes, for example the filling of pierogi ruskie – stuffed dumplings, contains farmers cheese called twaróg, potatoes and onion.
Below is a sample gallery of chesses you can find in Kielbasa Factory
The most famous Polish smoked cheese – oscypek – has been recognized by the European Union and is a protected trade name under the European Union’s Protected Designation. Poland is also famous for its white cheese called twaróg. Twaróg or twarożek is made of soured milk. It is usually served with chives, garlic or radishes. What’s more, twaróg cheese features as a basic ingredient of various foods: appetizers, cheesecakes, sweet crepes, dumplings or pasta.
Cheese is the basic ingredient of one of the most favourite Polish cakes – traditional cheesecake or sernik. There are many variations and recipes of this dessert but Poles prefer traditional cheesecake with thin crust and fresh cheese topping. It may be flavoured with raisins or covered with chocolate.