Oscypek is traditional cheese from Polish mountains. Its literally a smoked, salty cheese made of sheep. You don’t like cheeses that come from sheep? Don’t worry! My husband didn’t like it either! This cheese really doesn’t taste like the regular cheeses made of sheep. He was very surprised when I told him that thats the case! Whenever you go to Poland you might want to try this amazing cheese, they sell it almost everywhere – in restaurants and on the street.
Of course I have known Oscypek since I was a child! Each time we were going for hike to Tatra mountins with my mother and my brother each one of us had Oscypek in the pocket! The traditional way of eating Oscypek is to eat it as it comes or with a slice of bread.
This year we went to Zakopane during the Easter with my mum and we have discovered that in Zakopane there are also other ways to serve Oscypek. In the restauransts Oscypek is served as a starter and also pan-fried – which since that trip is my favorite way of serving this cheese! The taste of smoked fried cheese served with onions and cranberries is really good. I am actually very glad that polish cuisine/dishes from regional products are still developing. Well done Zakopane!