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FRIED (OFF & SLIMY) CHEESE, ANYONE?


Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448  
27 Apr 2009 /  #1
Anyone on PF ever tried Polish fried cheese? it's not bad and is enjoyed esp. by those who like herring, brined cucumbers and hunter's sausage as bite-downs (zagrycha).

But just as some Anglos are turned off by the thought of deliberately souring milk (which to them has gone off and should be dumped), so too this type of cheese is not likely to appeal to them. White curd cheese (pot cheese, farmer cheese, pressed cottage cheese) that has started to turn yellow and slimy (there's even a Polish word for this: zgliwieć!) is simply fried, heavily seasoned at eaten like a spread on bread. Some like it so much they actually set fresh cheese aside to "zgliwieć". Plenty of vodka is recommended to wash it down. SMACZNEGO!
dtaylor 9 | 823  
27 Apr 2009 /  #2
If it's Polish, and cheese, ill stay away. I have a deep hatred of Poles destroying the noble art of cheese making. No matter what name they give it, it's always gouda plastic :(
OP Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448  
27 Apr 2009 /  #3
You may or may not fancy this fried cheese, but it is a far cry from gouda plastic!
Pani_Polska - | 89  
27 Apr 2009 /  #4
I like smoked cheese, like oscypki with jam... smacznego!

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscypek
Karinka 9 | 28  
27 May 2009 /  #5
I like smoked cheese, like oscypki

Mmmmmm.....I LOVE this! Had it for the first time when I visited Poland and couldn't get enough of it! Where ever we stopped, we'd buy a "barrel" and munch on it until the next stop!

Finally found a place in Chicago that sells it. So when either my friend or I go there, I always pick some up.

Karinka
szkotja2007 27 | 1,499  
27 May 2009 /  #6
I have tried Cypriot Halloumi fried - very nice.
aphrodisiac 11 | 2,444  
27 May 2009 /  #7
Finally found a place in Chicago that sells it. So when either my friend or I go there, I always pick some up.

try the grilled version.
Karinka 9 | 28  
27 May 2009 /  #8
try the grilled version

How is it prepared?
BevK 11 | 248  
28 May 2009 /  #9
This does sound absolutely revolting :)
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
28 May 2009 /  #10
I have tried Cypriot Halloumi fried - very nice

Which is the only cheese that should ever be fried! Halloumi is also nice grilled, drissled with a good olive oil and eaten with some nice sliced tomato and fresh onion...God Am Starvin Marvin!
Con - | 2  
8 Jun 2009 /  #11
Where in Chicago can I find Oscypek Cheese? Live in Milwaukee and cannot find it here
Karinka 9 | 28  
11 Jul 2009 /  #12
Con

You can find it at Richard's Market. It's located directly across the street from the Old Warsaw restaurant (4750 N. Harlem Ave. Harwood Hieghts, Illinois). You should also be able to find it at Wally's International Market at 3256 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago Illinois. I believe they also have other locations throughout the state.

Regards,
Karinka
PlasticPole 7 | 2,649  
11 Jul 2009 /  #13
Fried Mozerella cheese sticks are good.

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