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Types of CHEESE in Poland


Seanus Activity: 15 / 19,760
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2 Oct 2009  #91

I fancy a cheese discussion. I'm a little surprised that Poland lags behind somewhat, given the real strength of its dairy products. Mazdamer is a good cheese but I have to say that French and German cheeses are for choice.

To Polish people, what are the top 3 Polish cheeses in your opinion?

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2 Oct 2009  #92

what are the top 3 Polish cheeses in your opinion?

smoked cheese is nice: rolada beskidzka ann there is at least another one, which name I don't remember. I still think a good Oscypek is to die for.

Maybe some soft goat cheese too. I love goat cheese.
jonni Activity: 16 / 2,497
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2 Oct 2009  #93

90% of Polish (non-white) cheese is bland factory made pap that doesn't grate properly.

There is however a new producer who makes real farmhouse cheese, exported abroad and already won a few prizes. Excellent cheese.

It appeared in my local shop for about a week, but there's no real demand here. The market is for processed and sliced, factory made mild yellow, or imitation Brie. Good cheese here means expensive imported cheese. Or Oscypek.

Maybe Piotr and Paweł stock it.
Seanus Activity: 15 / 19,760
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2 Oct 2009  #94

Do you currently live in Poland, aphrodisiac? I just wonder if there are cheeses in Poland that we don't get here in Gliwice. I love Austrian smoked cheese but am not aware of Polish names. I guess I have eaten such a thing here but I wasn't sure if it was Polish or not. Oscypek is fantastic if you avoid the rubbery and overly salty versions. Goat cheese is a cut above.

How about yellow cheeses here, any preferences?
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2 Oct 2009  #95

Do you currently live in Poland, aphrodisiac?

no, but I will shortly:).

I just wonder if there are cheeses in Poland that we don't get here in Gliwice.

I believe that some are made locally, so you are on the right track.

I love Austrian smoked cheese but am not aware of Polish names.

as I said: Rolada Beskidzka (wrong name), it is: Rolada Ustrzycka- I think it is available anywhere in Poland since I can get it abroad as well. I think it is a very nice smoked mild cheese.

How about yellow cheeses here, any preferences?

not really since I like aged or moldy cheese in general.
Seanus Activity: 15 / 19,760
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2 Oct 2009  #96

Lazur is pretty good. I love some of the mouldy ones in Tesco. It's funny to hear some Poles say gouda is Polish :)
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3 Oct 2009  #97

Lazur is pretty good.

Did you know that they have a hotel, owned by them, next door to the cheese factory...and the entire hotel is about cheese? They even put their cheese on spaghetti bolognaise :(
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3 Oct 2009  #98

Good idea, I'd be fair game. I've really had to cut back on my cheese eating but that kind of offer is enticing. Is it in Poznań, delph?
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3 Oct 2009  #99

Is it in Poznań, delph?

Nope, it's just outside Kalisz, not that far from you even :P...if you ever want a very bizzare night in a hotel, it's defintely the place to be. There's even pictures of their cheeses all over the hotel, and the rooms are even named after brands of cheese. You can even buy cheese from the reception :/

(and every dish in the restaurant comes with cheese, and they even give you complimentary cheese when you order food. It's just too much...our bed even had a cheese picture above it!)
Seanus Activity: 15 / 19,760
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3 Oct 2009  #100

Quite the revelation that, delph. I'll be sure to arrange a trip. Many thanks for the info, min. I'm off to check Google Maps ;) ;)

Aha, it's a fair distance. It's closer to £ódz but it didn't take my fiancee's bro long to get to Warsaw and it's closer than that.
OsiedleRuda  
3 Oct 2009  #101

I'm going to start singing that dreadful, annoying "Turek Camembert" song in a minute, then you'll have even more reason to complain about Polish cheese!!!!! :D
Seanus Activity: 15 / 19,760
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3 Oct 2009  #102

Daj spokój, ta ciota jest daremna. Don't punish us with this abomination!
inkrakow  
3 Oct 2009  #103

There is however a new producer who makes real farmhouse cheese, exported abroad and already won a few prizes. Excellent cheese.

Do you know the name of this person?
Seanus Activity: 15 / 19,760
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3 Oct 2009  #104

Inkrakow, there is sb here who was trying to sell top-class cheddar, it could be them. Hold on, I'll retrieve the thread.

polishforums.com/poland-items-22/cheddar-krakow-38626
maybe contact this person
Darius  
17 Oct 2009  #105

Hi Bali !

If I may

Twoj smak - your taste
puszysty - whipped
serek - cheese but .. like this example Tom means ser and Tommy - means serek
smietankowy - creamy
sol - salt
zagestnik - something what makes the cheese thicker
maczka chleba swietojanskiego - flour of St. John's bread- no idea what it means.

By the way I left Poland 21 years ago, been once 6 years ago and I notice an unbelievable choice of cheese. Poland now makes as many kind of cheese as France ! I can not believe. They even grow grapes and produce wines.

All the best

Darius
New York
Seanus Activity: 15 / 19,760
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9 Jul 2010  #106

Frd, there is still cheddar in Gliwice's main Tesco. I was there tonight and they had a new batch in. I couldn't resist buying some, despite my wife's insistence that I didn't. I put my little stomach increase down to water retention. She puts it down to alcohol abuse ;) ;) ;) (I drink less than the average guy, I'd say).

I love Cambozola cheese. Camembert and Gorgonzola fusion, tasty!
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10 Jul 2010  #107

Frd, there is still cheddar in Gliwice's main Tesco.

heh it's good you left some ;) I'm still trying to get there but I'm usually nowhere near when I'm in Gliwice. I'm discovering many polish "fake" cheddar products recently though.. yeag cheddar is fat, unfortunately - it's a nasty whim when one is trying to have a protein diet and a fair bit of gym. And when I buy one I often end up eating all of it in one go ;)
Seanus Activity: 15 / 19,760
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10 Jul 2010  #108

Yeah, there are still a few blocks left. I see most Poles prefer to buy the pre-cut blocks of cheese as I myself sometimes do. You get more for your money but usually less taste. Some of the gouda is decent though not like you'd get in Holland, I'd imagine.
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13 Jul 2010  #109

The best cheese has to be "asiago".It has a taste to die for.My mouth is watering as I am writing.Got to get me slice.The only problem is the best ones comes from Italy.



teflcat Activity: 5 / 1,035
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19 Sep 2011  #110

Carski is a hard yellow cheese made in Hajnówka. It's a matured cheese which can be grated and used on pasta. Poland is a bit of a desert for cheese-lovers, but this one is the real deal.

Why is cheddar so hard to find here? Every Pole I've given it to likes it.
Teffle Activity: 22 / 1,321
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19 Sep 2011  #111

Every Pole I've given it to likes it.

Funny, I've experienced the opposite but maybe it's just the stronger stuff they don't like - which is all I ever buy (vintage, extra mature or whatever)

Poles I know only seem to like bland cheese.
scottie1113 Activity: 7 / 902
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19 Sep 2011  #112

Poles I know only seem to like bland cheese.

That's been my experience in my four years here. But it's really no surprise considering that most Polish food is pretty bland and Poles like ketchup on pizza. But that's already a discussion on other threads.
teflcat Activity: 5 / 1,035
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19 Sep 2011  #113

I guess my friends must have more sophisticated palates than your friends!
scottie1113 Activity: 7 / 902
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19 Sep 2011  #114

That's entirely possible. Typical conversation-Do you like shrimp? NO! Have you ever tasted shrimp? NO, but i don't like shrimp.

There was a similar conversation in one of my classes a couple of years ago. A 14 year old girl said she didn't like cheeseburgers. Another student asked her if she had ever tried one. The answer was no, but she knew that she didn't.

Go figure.
teflcat Activity: 5 / 1,035
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19 Sep 2011  #115

You can't get anything more bland than bread sauce, but when I served it to my in-laws with roast chicken they declared it to be inedible. I once cooked a chilli-con-carne and left some on the hob to have the next day. When I got back from work it was gone. Binned. My mother-in-law said it was dangerous and even now refers to it as 'guantanamo'. This from a woman whose horseradish sauce could could take the paint off cars.
Teffle Activity: 22 / 1,321
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19 Sep 2011  #116

You can't get anything more bland than bread sauce

Bland maybe, but in fairness it is a weird concept/concoction!

What about the chicken though? I got the idea that Poles didn't really "do" roasts as we would know them.
teflcat Activity: 5 / 1,035
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19 Sep 2011  #117

I got the idea that Poles didn't really "do" roasts as we would know them.

In general that's right but with the exception of chicken. My m-i-law particularly savours the lungs (and birds have six pairs).
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19 Sep 2011  #118

the lungs

Sounds gorgeous .... ; )

But no, that's unfair, liver/kidneys etc are of the same ilk I suppose.

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beckski Activity: 12 / 1,619
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20 Sep 2011  #119

Why is cheddar so hard to find here? Every Pole I've given it to likes it.

When my cousins were visiting the US, they really seemed to enjoy the sharp cheddar cheese the best.
Seanus Activity: 15 / 19,760
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20 Sep 2011  #120

Cheddar is not that hard to find here. You can even buy it in Żabka in sliced form. Tesco had/have Kerrygold and Biedronka have/had a Scottish cheddar. I can find it no problem here.




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