The Traditional Cheeses of Turkey: The Aegean Region
Author: Kamber, Ufuk
Source: Food Reviews International, Volume 24, Number 1, January 2008 , pp. 39-61(23)
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Ltd
Abstract:Cheese forms part of mankind's ancient cultural heritage. Having been the cradle of a number of different civilizations, Turkey is rather rich in terms of the diversity of its cheeses and is thought to possess over 110 varieties. The aim of this study was to bring together from amongst Anatolia's wealth of cheeses those belonging to the Aegean Region. In the research undertaken to this end, it was established that in the region there are 12 varieties of cheese, each one distinct from the next, namely: Koponesti Cheese, Tire Camur Cheese, Izmir Teneke Tulum, Kırktokmak Cheese, Armola Cheese, Kirlihanim Cheese, Kuru Cokelek Cheese, Posa Cheese, Sepet Cheese, Afyon Tulum, Karaburun Lor Goat's Cheese, and Kuru Ezme Cheese. In this article, the methods of production, physical structure, and appearance of the cheeses are discussed, together with some of their chemical and microbiological characteristics.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Department of Food Hygiene and Technology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Kafkas University, Kars, Turkey
Publication date: January 2008