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Types of CHEESE in Poland

Marek3 2 | 4
2 Jul 2007 #61
Are french cheeses well-known in Poland ( and UK, USA ...) ???
clunkshift 2 | 82
3 Jul 2007 #62
Marek, I sense desperation in your question but don't worry, we Brits dont just deep fry brie (don't cry, it dies very quickly), but we do value Camembert, Boursin etc with a nice Merlot. It isn't better or worse than Strong Ale and Wensleydale or Piwo and Oscypek - each are excellent in their own time and place.

Our town has regular French market days and I do buy French country cheeses and wines.
Usually local cheese is best wherever you happen to be, because it is fresh or fresh from correct storage.
When In Korea I was amazed to find that many Hotels only stock (very expensive) French wine - when they are so much closer to Australia!
6 Aug 2007 #63
Zamojski cheese is the best!!!
regionpolski 33 | 153
12 Sep 2007 #64
Topic attached on merging:
Best polish cheeses?

I'm in Gdansk now, and what are the best Polish cheeses I should seek out?
Krzysztof 2 | 973
12 Sep 2007 #65
well, first of all (if you want to know Polish cheese) try the ones mady by Polish companies, not all those Danone, Hochland etc. that might have their factories here, but still use their French/German/international recipes :)

- typically Polish is "twaróg" (white cheese)
- then we have "serek/twarożek wiejski" (or "Grani") - similar to cottage cheese, it can be plain (just twaróg, sour cream, salt) or with some vegetables (szczypiorek is the most common)

- decent products of other types (IMHO) - Lazur (blue cheese), Turek (Camembert/Brie)
- I'm not keen of Polish versions of hard cheese (we call it "yellow") - you know Ementaler, Gouda, Edam or similar
- I like (but not too often) "twaróg wędzony" (smoked white cheese) - "twaróg wędzony" is not the same as "ser wędzony"!

- if you want to feel the old times (communist era) try "ser(ek) topiony" (again by Polish companis, like SerTop for example, not Hochland), which for years was the most popular, because it was the only type widely disponible.

- another "relics" from the past, even more connected to those times is "serek homogenizowany" (plain, not vanilla or fruit taste), warning for vegetarians, they probably use gelatine from cows/pigs for it, so I wouldn't recommend, besides you'll have troubles in finding it, it's almost "extinct"
regionpolski 33 | 153
12 Sep 2007 #66
what are the names of Polish cheese companies, using Polish recipes?
12 Sep 2007 #67
you should look for products of Polish dairies like SM Mlekpol , SM Mlekovita, OSM £owicz
my favourite cheese is Kasztelan which is made by OSM Sierpc
Ronek 1 | 261
12 Sep 2007 #68

try Oscypek, typical polish cheese made by polish highlanders. it's made out of goats/sheeps milk.
Ranj 21 | 948
12 Sep 2007 #69
try Oscypek

Definitely try Oscypek....had it whilst in Poland and it was delicious!
Krzysztof 2 | 973
12 Sep 2007 #70
I forgot about oscypek, maybe because he's going to Gdańsk, so quite far from the mountains :)
osiol 55 | 3,922
12 Sep 2007 #71
Definitely try Oscypek

Do I have to fly all the way to Poland to find this.
I am a cheese obsessive (so they tell me).
I couldn't find good cheese when I was in Poland.
Is there good Polish cheese in London?
13 Sep 2007 #72
There isn't the tradition of cheesemaking here in Poland that you would expect for such a rural country, which is why you wouldn't have found any good cheese while you were here. The best places to look are the markets in towns and cities within travel distance of the mountains where you can find oscypek and also smoked/unsmoked bryndza. Both of these are seasonal cheeses that use sheeps milk so they aren't available all year round. Real Oscypek is also increasingly rare since the EU registered it as a PDO product and many highlanders don't want to stick to the proper recipe. In London - avoid all those cheap Polish shops that sell mass produced food for homesick Poles and try La Fromagerie in London in the coming months as I am planning to start supplying them with Oscypek & Bryndza soon.
HAL9009 2 | 304
19 Sep 2007 #73
No exotic Polish cheeses in Ireland (some spreadable cheeses though) - any plans to supply Oscypek & Bryndza to Ireland?
Interestingly "brânză" is the Romanian word for cheese, pronounced as one would say bryndza in Polish... probably a good background story there somewhere!
Krzysztof 2 | 973
19 Sep 2007 #74
Karpathian Mountains - both in Poland and Romania, so some similarities aren't a surprise, besides parts of modern Romania used to be Polish vassal states several centuries ago :)
bali78 - | 2
11 Mar 2008 #75
I m in europe and not polish.
I like a polish cheese and want to learn the type of that cheese.
The knowledge on pakage is:
Sklod: serek smietankowy sól, zagestnik-maczkachleba swietojonskiega

Can u help me to understand the writing above.
What kind of cheese is it?
It looks like cream cheese but not .

11 Mar 2008 #76

you can eat it... it's cream cheese...

Types of CHEESE in Poland

Polish cheese is like snow.... white or yellow.... lol ;P
bali78 - | 2
11 Mar 2008 #77
Thanks polishgirl. But ı ate cream cheese made in poland but not same that cheese

The cheese that ı like looks like a kind of white cheese but creamy.
is there anyone who know the production of that cheese? or a web site?

Can u translate the below writings to english please.

Sklod: serek smietankowy sól, zagestnik-maczkachleba swietojonskiega

SDSusan - | 1
13 Apr 2008 #78
Hello! My first trip to Poland (Katowice, Bytom, Krakow) introduced me to a delicious product called Bieluch. Could someone please tell me about what kind of cheese or milk product this is?! Tastes like buttermilk but looks thick, like fresh cheese/cream cheese! There is nothing like this in California!

Goonie 8 | 242
13 Apr 2008 #79
oszczypek is good sp?
Seanus 15 | 19,706
16 Apr 2008 #80
This one is for Osioł. Some good stuff here lad
Mali - | 300
16 Apr 2008 #81
I couldn't find good cheese when I was in Poland.

Yeah I'm not a big fan of Polish cheese either.

I love creamy Havarti and Macedonian feta. yum.
osiol 55 | 3,922
16 Apr 2008 #82
I'm not a big fan of Polish cheese either

I'm not saying I don't like Polish cheese - I just couldn't find any good stuff.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
16 Apr 2008 #83
Maybe he wasn't referring to Polish cheese Mali. Sorry, I don't wanna be pedantic. Polish cheese is very good, e.g Mazdamer or Morski
Mali - | 300
16 Apr 2008 #84
I'm not saying I don't like Polish cheese - I just couldn't find any good stuff.

Because its not that good :)

Maybe he wasn't referring to Polish cheese Mali. Sorry, I don't wanna be pedantic

I know. He was referring to cheese in Poland and I interpreted it the way I wanted to read it :). The horrible truth.

Polish cheese is very good

homo ser is good....but its more of a yogurt type thing than a cheese.

I'm with the Ass on this one.
I'm not crazy about cheese in Poland (or Polish cheese). I used to love królewski but I'm so sick of it. bleh.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
16 Apr 2008 #86
Smegma, is that Norwegian or Danish now? ;)
Misty 5 | 144
2 Dec 2008 #87
[Moved from]: Are there any Polish dishes that use a cheese sauce?

I like to cook Polish food (when I get the chance) and I like to cook using a cheese sauce. Are there any Polish recipes that would allow me to combine the two?

Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446
2 Dec 2008 #88
I don't believe so. At least not traditonal Polish recipes.
OP daffy 23 | 1,508
3 Sep 2009 #89
Is ther native blue cheese in Poland? like stilton?
Mr Grunwald 31 | 2,103
3 Sep 2009 #90
Polish white cheese dha bezt!

Mr. Grunwalds story:

Oscypki, cookies?

Once upon a time Mr. Grunwald travelled to Poland on a vecation, he went to Zakopane as a little and after some days of skiing (WTH is the word?!) he saw somethign on a table near him. They looked like some crackers/biscuits/cookies so he bought one. When he tasted it he got a wierd face. It wasn't dry. It was plastic like! Then he went back home with an new rule. Never buy oscypki!

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