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Otlu Peynir

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.

2016-01-07T03:39:47+00:00 April 25th, 2010|Categories: Daily Food Photo, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Istanbul, Turkish Cuisine|2 Comments


  1. Hande April 26, 2010 at 9:36 am - Reply

    How I miss otlu peynir (note the missing last “i” – it is there only if you say “Van’in otlu peyniri” – can’t explain the grammar rules behind it, but just believe me ;-)). The portière in the building where my parents live comes from Van and every time some relative visits him or he goes home, he brings my parents some otlu peynir. I especially love it on/between warm bread….

  2. Katie April 26, 2010 at 9:52 am - Reply

    fixed it! the last “i” is gone! thanks for the grammar help!!!

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