Cheese of the month August 2017: Kars Kaşar from Boğatepe/Eastern Anatolia, Turkey

Two things about Anatolia’s traditional cheeses fascinate me in particular: the link to the beginnings of our nomadic history and culture that is still so very much alive in them, and that they are an expression of all the layers and mingling of our cultural formation. We are all migrants, influenced by many cultures, even if we’re not always aware of it.
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Slow Cheese in Bodrum/Turkey! March 2-5, 2017

Super excited about an upcoming trip to Bodrum on the Turkish coast, where the local Slow Food group has teamed up with many others to stage the second Slow Cheese. Against all odds, in spite of everything. Whoever has been following me for a while knows that I am a huge fan of Turkey’s traditional cheeses. » Weiterlesen…

Türkiye’de ve Dünyada Yerel-Geleneksel Peynirler – Local Artisanal Cheeses in Turkey and in the World

This is to attract your attention to a cheese conference in the Kars region of Turkey in mid-July: Türkiye’de ve Dünyada Yerel-Geleneksel Peynirler: Kars Kaşarı Coğrafi İşareti (Local Artisanal Cheeses in Turkey and in the World: The Use of Geographical » Weiterlesen…

Cheese of the month December 2015: Türkmen Çeçil Peyniri from the Kars region/Turkey

One of the most exciting Heinzelcheese highlights this year was the great Turkey tasting during the Cheese Berlin, and that’s why I’d like to serve you a little reminder here in the form of a fantastic artisanal cheese from the Kars region in eastern Anatolia, with the poetic name Angels Hair or Turcoman Tassel: Türkmen Çeçil. » Weiterlesen…

Cheese Berlin 2015! November 1st!! With Lots of Specials…

What a weekend – the Markthalle Neun was full of cheese, cheese makers, cheesemongers, cheese lovers – in short, you! For a whole, long day (11-19h), local, regional, national, international stuff was presented, sniffed, felt, tasted, discussed, sold, savored…

This fourth edition of Cheese Berlin was a very special happening – which Heinzelcheese celebrated with four (!) very special Heinzelcheesetalks.
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Cheese of the month August 2014: Divle Tulum Peyniri – Tulum from Divle/Anatolia, Turkey

Istanbul, the wonderful crazy city on the Bosporus, always reminds me a little of India: anything seems possible (almost). On my last visit in early June, when I mentioned the word cheese, Aylin Öney Tan, the extremely well connected food expert » Weiterlesen…