13 The Small Carpatian Creamery Or The Dream That Came True

The Small Carpatian Creamery Or The Dream That Came True

Posted on October 23, 2012 by team

Peter Prigara is the one whose dream came true. Ten years ago he built a small creamery in the Ukrainian Carpathians. Today his cheese is eaten far beyond Ukraine as well. His story is rather inspirational.

Every morning dwellers of the village bring Peter milk.

The milk is always fresh.

Peter has got milk from the half of the houses in the village at least once, there are 800 houses in the village in general.

Peter was being taught by the best cheesemakers in Sweden in the 90s. In 2002 he built his creamery for the money invested from abroad.

He needed fresh drinking water for the production and he managed to build plumbing not far from the spring.

Milk is poured in a huge vat for pasteurization. After heating they add rennet into the milk and leave it to clot.

These are special forms to be filled with the milky mass.

Then they are put under the press. The next day the pressed cheese is put into the salt bath.

Then, after the salt bath, the cheese has to lay on the shelves for three to six months in the basement of the creamery. From time to time it will be taken out for removing mold and washing. The required temperature and humidity are constantly maintained in the basement.

This is Tatiana, a mother of four, who works at the creamery and who likes her job.

They make three types of cheese. They all are based on the foreign recipes which finally were alternated.

The cheese from the creamery costs 15-25 dollars for 1 kg which is a bit more expensive than any other cheese in local stores.

Peter often helps the workers, he wants his hands to remember how to make cheese.

When they started to make “fitness cheese” they managed to double their profit.

The workers of the creamery rest on Sundays. However the family of Peter helps him to show visitors the creamery. Those who come to the Carpatians often want to see the production.

It writes “Selisky cheese”.

Thanks to Peter the village Nizhniye Selische has become a brand.

They were not sure that their businees would ever bring any profit. It was Peter’s wife who earned money. She was a school teacher. It was a hard time but it was worth it.

Their story is about a Carpatian miracle. About the person who had so little to achieve this much. Don’t be afraid to set goals.

via okrest

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13 Responses to “The Small Carpatian Creamery Or The Dream That Came True”

  1. Luba says:

    He’s not Russian, he’s Ukrainian. You need a “Ukrainian people” tag. Otherwise, great work. I’ve had his cheeses, and although they’re expensive, they’re absolutely delicious.

    • Tiger says:

      But he is Orthodox if you have seen the Icons over there. The real Ukrainians you mention are catholic or uniates.
      Nevertheless, this is a good example of honest work, not those criminal oligarchs, but exactly these people will rebuild the country.

    • Albrightova says:

      Zakarpattia / Subcarpathian Rus
      He is probably Rusyn / Ruthene.
      Zakarpattia was part of Austro-Hungaria and then Czecho-Slovakia and was never part of Ukraine but after Stalin won WW2.

  2. CZenda says:

    I wonder how much he pays for “protection” to local racketeers.

  3. René says:

    Do his eyes look in opposite directions???

  4. guest says:

    Googly eyes o_O

  5. Dr. Dot says:

    I wonder how much it would cost to get a few kilos shipped over here Stateside….

  6. critter says:

    Peter…….One eye looking at you, the other looking for you.

  7. schtuka says:

    cool story bro

  8. tom says:

    Women are good workers.

  9. Tutan says:

    Solitaire is the king at work!!!!!:)))))

  10. John says:

    Wholesome….Natural Goodness!

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