Otlu Peynir

Written by Katie Parla on April 25, 2010

Otlu peyniri is a cheese from Van, a city in eastern Anatolia set on a lake of the same name. It is pungent and super salty and the herbs mixed into it add a garlicky flavor. I had a big helping of it this morning at Van Kahvaltı Evi in Cihangir where I met my friend Şemsa for breakfast. Between otlu peyniri, white cheese, string cheese, and kaymak, we certainly got our recommended daily allowance of dairy today.

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