Cheese of the month September 2018: Cam-mäh from Hof Solterbeck, Owschlag/Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

Everybody in food is talking about the north and nordic, and cheese wise as well there is a lot going on. It was high time to embark on two intense days of re-research with my companion in cheese, Theresa Malec. We toured the baltic east of the state of Schleswig-Holstein from Lübeck up to Flensburg, just south of the Danish border, and encountered many beautiful cheeses (and quark!) that would all deserve to be included in this series (you can read more about them here, in German). So much excellent milk (from cows, sheep and goats), and so many people treating it with great care! » Weiterlesen…

Cheese of the month June 2018: Serra da Estrela from Vale da Estrela, Centro de Portugal

It’s rare that a cheese that’s so hard to find as Serra da Estrela, from the eponymous mountains in the heart of Portugal nevertheless has so many fans. A pilgrimage to its origin had long been high on my list – and it’s finally happened! » Weiterlesen…

Cheese of the month September 2015: Brački Ovčji Sir, sheep’s milk cheese from the Croatian island Brač

Once again the continually growing Heinzelcheese network provided the cheese of the month, from cheese shores far away I have never been to (and now want to visit urgently, better sooner than later…). My friend Paula returned from a family trip to Croatia with a wheel of cheese that spoke of sheep in a stony karst landscape, with macchia shrubs instead of lush pastures; the whole setting surrounded by the blue Adriatic sea. Brač is the third largest islands off the Croatian coast. » Weiterlesen…