The List of 10 Best Cheeses in Turkey

Cheese should be the most delicious invention of humankind. It has been considered that its homeland is Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East. The archeological findings have demonstrated that cheese production dates back to the 4th century BC and the physical evidence was found in Poland. Later, it spread to other continents. Currently, Europe is in the first place when it comes to annual cheese production, and the sources show that around the world, there are more than 1,800 different types. For a second, imagine the types of Turkish cheese. The most popular ones are; kunefe cheese, turkish halloumi, eski kasar cheese and of course muhlama cheese. Alright, below we will cover the whole types of Turkish cheeses for cheese lovers.


Pule cheese, which is produced with 60% Balkan donkey milk and 40% goat's milk in Serbia, is the most expensive cheese, at around $600/pound. The second most expensive cheese is White Stilton Gold, which is around $420/pound, and Wyke Farms Cheddar is the third place on the list at $200/pound.


Turkey is a pretentious competitor to Europe when it comes to cheese production and quality. As the climate and the agricultural products change from city to city, almost every city has its own technique and kind of cheese, at least one. More than 200 kinds of cheeses are still being produced with thousands of years of tradition in Turkey. If you are a cheese lover, if you are saying that some locally produced wine will be good with local cheeses, and moreover, if you are looking for some cheese desserts beyond the limits of fame, here is a list for you to think about.


10. Artvin Gorcolo Cheese:

It is made from cow milk, which is grown on the Cengelek, Arsiyan plateaus in Artvin. Cows are fed various endemic plants on those plateaus, and the fresh milk is first boiled, the bubbles removed to cotton bags, and it waits under a large stone until all the water filters through. Gorcolo cheese does not contain salt, but when salted, it transforms into Sor cheese. The best way to try that Sor cheese is to take a trip to Artvin 

[Artvin Gorcolo Cheese]


9. Nevşehir Pottery Cheese:

Fresh classical white cheeses wait in the water to get rid of their bitter taste, filtered and salted. The rest of the process is traditional. Afterward, it is filled into pots in an airtight manner and the pot is covered with dough, lastly buried in the soil of river sand upside down. It takes 3 or more months to mature. At sundown with the stunning view of fairy chimneys, it may be good company with the local wines.


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8.Erzurum Kuflu (Moldy) Cheese:

known as "Gogermiş Cheese" at the same time. This kind has a positive effect on bone development and bone-strengthening due to its moldy layer being very effective against viruses. Erzurum is one of the highest and coldest cities in Turkey, and currently, the majority of its people earn their living by farming. Thus the region is a good place for cheese production. Moldy Cheese is made from another kind of local cheese, Civil, and after releasing all its water, it waits in a chilly, dark place for around 4-6 months in a cotton bag. Discover Erzurum and taste the Kuflu Moldy Cheese. Book a 4 Day Erzurum City & Yummy Cooking Tour



7. Izmir Tulum Cheese:

Izmir Tulum cheese is a well-known and widely consumed kind of cheese in Turkey. It is produced from high-yielding sheep's milk. This recipe is a little bit different and more detailed than the other ones. The fresh sheep milk first reaches the heat of 28–35 °C (the heat is important here) and is fermented. The milk coagulates and hot water, which is around 40–50 °C, is poured on it. Next, water is filtered, salted, and the cheese matures in the goatskin bags. Izmir Tulum cheese, which is rich in calcium and protein, is especially recommended for athletes. It has low lactose levels. If you're a foodie like us, you'll be blown away by this flavor. Take advantage of your chance to sample the 6 Day Dream of Turkey Vacation Package.


6. Trabzon Tel Cheese:

It is produced from fresh cow's milk. Fermented milk is boiled and warmed milk. Wait 3 days in the frozen and mixed with boiling water and salt, stirring occasionally. Instead of other kinds, there is no need for cotton bags or maturation here. Tel cheese is a must for the local dish "Kuymak" or "Muhlama cheese" which has an appetizing view. You can charge back all the energy with "kuymak" as you have lost while climbing to Sumena Monastery or plateaus. Definitely, you must taste it. Don't think twice and book now from here