Most countries in Europe take their native cheeses very seriously indeed. Countries such as Italy, France and Great Britain are a delight for the cheese-lover. But have you heard of oscypek? This cheese is made exclusively in Poland from sheep’s milk. And it’s protected by European Union legislation to ensure its authenticity.
However, this means that the decorative (and very tasty!) cheese is becoming more difficult to find. The cheese must:
- Contain at least 60% sheep’s milk
- Weigh between 600 and 800 milligrams
- Measure between 17 and 23 centimetres long
- Be produced only between late April and early October
The cheese is made by hand and set in special moulds to create the beautiful shapes.
The cheese is popularly available in Zakopane.
HOW TO FIND ZAKOPANE
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