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Old 07-19-2019, 10:28 AM
Royal Nonesutch is offline
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The universal consensus of my Krakow friends is that in 2019, virtually all commercially available oscypek here in Poland is markedly different and inferior to what it was 40 or 50 years ago, as it is now a (relatively) large cottage industry and that many manufacturers illicitly cut corners, specifically using mostly cow milk instead of the traditional (and much more expensive) sheep (and possibly goat as well) milk, even though they still illegally label it as the real thing.

For me, when I go to the Highlands, where it is sold at 100's (perhaps 1000's) of roadside stands, some literally 10 feet away from each other, I usualy pick up a little bit and then reminded why I never buy it here at home in Krakow.

I LIKE salt and salty foods, and feta cheese is something that I can't get enough of, but most oscypek is almost inedible, due to the extreme amount of salt it soaks up in the brining process.

Last edited by Royal Nonesutch; 07-19-2019 at 10:30 AM.