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Types of CHEESE in Poland


teflcat 5 | 1,032
20 Sep 2011 #121
I can find it no problem here.

Lucky man. Here in the borderlands it's as rare as rocking-horse sh1t. When Lidl has it's annual British Week I grab as much as I can - eight kilos last autumn.

Once in a while I find a bit in a deli called Bomi, in one of the shopping centres in B.Stok, but they want 55PLN/Kg for it.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
20 Sep 2011 #122
It's about 30PLN/kg here :) :) Scope out some Biedronkas. They should have it.
teflcat 5 | 1,032
20 Sep 2011 #123
Scope out some Biedronkas.

I stopped using Biedronka when I heard about their gross exploitation of staff, so I haven't been there for a long time. But...cheddar is cheddar, so I'll put the working class solidarity to one side for ten minutes and nip in there. btw I know their employment practices have improved of late.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
20 Sep 2011 #124
A man of principle, I like it :) Yeah, flip up the blindfold only when picking up and paying for the cheddar :)
gumishu 11 | 5,692
20 Sep 2011 #125
Poles I know only seem to like bland cheese.

yes - I value bland (call it mild) cheese over any cheddar stilton whatever - and i love the gummy texture of Polish cheese (I don't say cheddar is inedible - but out of 10 occasions on 9 I would rather have Polish made gouda type than cheddar - bland cheese also works much better with vegs (tomatoes, onions, lettuce, even plums) - mildew type cheese are good to be had from time time but not on a regular basis (I like Brie most)

having said that - I know there are bad sides to Polish made cheese - (the addition of phosphates among others - so the cheese is more smooth)
jwojcie 2 | 763
20 Sep 2011 #126
If you are looking for great Polish cheese try "Old Poland". Rubin is nice, Bursztyn is my favourite.
BLS 65 | 188
22 Jan 2012 #127
[Moved from]: Ser harceński - what is it?

Out of curiosity, I just picked up a small package of ser harceński (Narzer cheese). It is a German cheese that has a rather strange taste. Does anyone have experience with this type of cheese? How do you serve it or eat it? Thanks!
Stu 12 | 522
22 Jan 2012 #128
Are you sure it is Narzer Käse and not Harzer Käse?

For Harzer Käse, look on: germanfoodguide.com/chdetail.cfm?cheese_number=4. At the bottom there are a couple of recipes.

Here you can find recipes in German - chefkoch.de/rs/s0/harzer+k%E4se/Rezepte.html
BLS 65 | 188
22 Jan 2012 #129
Oops - typo. I meant Harzer cheese. Thanks for pointing that out (and for the links).
pajonk69 - | 3
10 Feb 2012 #130
Merged: Polish cheese - which one is the best?

Which cheese is the best? add pics :D
pawian 178 | 15,928
18 Jan 2013 #131
What is the common cheeses in Poland?

I suppose cottage cheese is still the most popular here.
peanuts1822 1 | 5
27 Nov 2015 #132
Merged: Round Beautiful Cheeses

I am in Stock as for a short holiday. There are beautiful, cylindrical cheeses at the Christmas market. Can someone suggest a good one or two to try? I have heard they are salty.

Dziekuje!!

Merged: Christmas Market Cheese

I am in Wroclaw for a short holiday. There are beautiful cheeses at the Christmas market. I have heard they are salty. However, they are so pretty I would really like to try them. I am wondering which would be good to try for my first Polish cheese.

Dziękuje!!
Chemikiem
28 Nov 2015 #133
I would go for Oscypek if they have it. It's a smoked cheese made from sheep's milk and comes from the Tatra mountains area.

It is quite salty but I love it!
Twaróg is another very popular white cheese ( In Poland cheese is mainly divided into 2 types, white or yellow ). It is used in making Sernik ( Polish cheesecake ) and as a filling in Pierogi Ruskie amongst other things. As you are from the US, the closest type of cheese it resembles is Quark. This cheese is not salty.

Just ask to try a few, I'm sure you will find something you like.
Roger5 1 | 1,457
28 Nov 2015 #134
Oscypek

Eat it grilled, and don't forget the cranberry sauce.
peanuts1822 1 | 5
28 Nov 2015 #135
Thank you so much. I'm heading to the Christmas market now. :)
Roger5 1 | 1,457
28 Nov 2015 #136
peanuts, please let us know how you got on and how much you paid.
Dougpol1 32 | 2,673
28 Nov 2015 #137
Lived here for 23 years and I've learnt that Poland doesn't do cheese. Disgusting muck. Of course, after a few drinks one can pretend and say "Niezly............"
Roger5 1 | 1,457
28 Nov 2015 #138
Have you tried the cheddar-type sold in Biedronka? It's not at all bad. Yes, Polish cheese is generally bland.
Wulkan - | 3,243
28 Nov 2015 #139
Have you tried the cheddar-type sold in Biedronka?

No he didn't, he prefers to flame that everything Polish is terrible.

I suppose cottage cheese is still the most popular here.

Indeed and my favorite.
Chemikiem
29 Nov 2015 #140
Eat it grilled, and don't forget the cranberry sauce.

That sounds nice, never tried it cooked, although I don't know when i will next get to have some.
I would also like to know how much it costs as I will be staying very near the region it's made next year, and I may bring some back with me.

I've learnt that Poland doesn't do cheese.

Well for sure the cheeses are not like the ones you can buy in England, but some of them are very nice.
Is there anything you do like about Poland? ;)
Roger5 1 | 1,457
29 Nov 2015 #141
I would also like to know how much it costs

In Christmas markets (and also at outdoor events) it is often sold by people who grill it over charcoal onsite. It's warmed through, rather than cooked. There was a guy at my local Auchan supermarket a couple of weeks ago doing this. When I eat it at home I have it at room temperature or heat it in the oven. The last time I bought it outside, at an Easter market in Białystok, it cost 2PLN per piece, plus 50gr for a dollop of cranberry sauce. In shops expect to pay about the same, 2 or 3 PLN per walnut-size piece.
Chemikiem
29 Nov 2015 #142
grill it over charcoal onsite.

Feeling hungry, sounds yummy!

I was thinking of bringing back maybe half a kilo, does it keep well? Although I dare say it won't be hanging around for too long in my house......
Roger5 1 | 1,457
29 Nov 2015 #143
It's sold vacuum packed, so it keeps for ages. Enjoy...
Chemikiem
29 Nov 2015 #144
Oh I will Roger :)
Roger5 1 | 1,457
29 Nov 2015 #145
Until you get some you could eat Halloumi over a bonfire!
Chemikiem
29 Nov 2015 #146
Hahaha! Halloumi's not quite as nice though!
peanuts1822 1 | 5
29 Nov 2015 #147
At dinner last night, I tried grilled Oscypek with cranberry sauce. It was wonderful!! After dinner, I walked to the Christmas market and bought some. The Oscypek (wearing my watch so you get a sense of the size) was 35 PLN. The small white cheese (don't know what it is, but it is pretty) was 12 PLN. I've decided to get another Oscypek to give to my daughter. I think she will love it as much as I do.

Thanks for the advice!!



delphiandomine 88 | 18,455
29 Nov 2015 #148
Have you tried the cheddar-type sold in Biedronka?

Yes, the 14 month one is quite edible. I've noticed that there's more and more Polish versions of cheddar on the market. I don't remember the name, but Kaufland had some very edible variety too recently at a normal price.
Roger5 1 | 1,457
29 Nov 2015 #149
Round our way Kaufland still want silly money for real Cheddar, and I haven't seen any good knock-offs there, yet. I wait until they lower the price of the real stuff and steam in, same with Stilton. Lidl have got very nice Cheddar at the moment. And yes, Poland has finally woken up to the joys of cheese that tastes of something
Chemikiem
29 Nov 2015 #150
The small white cheese (don't know what it is, but it is pretty)

It might be Gołka, but I'm not completely sure.
Yes, they do look pretty, almost too good to eat!


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