Sunday, September 9, 2007

Oscypek Seller in Zakopane (Poland)

I took this picture in Zakopane, Poland - a tourist town in the Tatra Mountains, where there are about 15 oscypek sellers at any given time. I bought some, figuring it was a 'souvenir' sort of food purchase and might be a tourist-friendly version of an historical product.

I soon learned that this smoked sheep's milk cheese is quite traditional, VERY yummy! - and totally authentic unpasteurized cheese product. Check it out on Wikipedia in this great article.

Oscypek is sort of like a firm Haloumi that's been lurking in someone's wood-burning chimney.

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