The Secrets of Making Adygei Cheese

The Secrets of Making Adygei Cheese

Adygei cheese comes from the Circassian national cuisine. It is made in the Russian republic of Adygeya and in some other places including those located in former Soviet countries. Today we are going to join blogger aslan and visit the creamery not far from Kharkov, Ukraine, where this tasty cheese is also made as well as mozzarella, brinsen and suluguni cheese and other dairy products.

The Secrets of Making Adygei Cheese

All the foods made here are natural and tasty. In Adygeya the Adygei cheese has been made since ancient times. The story tells that the recipe of the cheese was given to one young girl by the Nart god Amysh – protector of domestic animals.

Adygei cheese is made from good full-milk cream. They buy from farmers. In the room you see above they check such cream for quality.

The Secrets of Making Adygei Cheese

The result of the check – something’s wrong with protein content as the cow that gave this milk has dropped a calf just recently. Such milk cannot be used for making the cheese.

The Secrets of Making Adygei Cheese

Some people add soda to milk for a longer storage. Such milk is not suitable for making the cheese either.

The right tube got green because of soda contained in the milk.

The Secrets of Making Adygei Cheese

They know how to determine of the milk is good or not.

The Secrets of Making Adygei Cheese

From a special capacity milk goes to the shop.

The Secrets of Making Adygei Cheese

From the cold capacity it is transferred to the another one for warming up.

The Secrets of Making Adygei Cheese

Then it goes to the pasteurizer.

The Secrets of Making Adygei Cheese

Adygei cheese is the safest of all, because milk is not only pasteurized but the cooking itself is performed at very high temperatures that kill all harmful bacteria.

Through such tubes milk comes to the capacities for curdling. The tubes are very hot.

The Secrets of Making Adygei Cheese

Milk is kept very hot in such pots, fermented whey is added to the milk…

The Secrets of Making Adygei Cheese

… and the milk starts curdling.

The Secrets of Making Adygei Cheese

They pour the milk into plastic capacities. In old times wicker baskets were used.

The Secrets of Making Adygei Cheese

The smell over the milk is wonderful! The cheese is hardening under its own weight.

The Secrets of Making Adygei Cheese

And they get such heads of cheese.

The Secrets of Making Adygei Cheese

They have to be kept in brine for fifteen minutes.

The Secrets of Making Adygei Cheese

After the brine bath the head need to dry out.

The Secrets of Making Adygei Cheese

Now the cheese gets packed and put into fridges. On the same or the next day all the cheese is transported to shops.

The Secrets of Making Adygei Cheese

Suluguni cheese.

The Secrets of Making Adygei Cheese

Mozzarella.

The Secrets of Making Adygei Cheese

Adygei cheese.

The Secrets of Making Adygei Cheese

Spiced suluguni.

The Secrets of Making Adygei Cheese

They add pepper, chili, coriander, caraway etc.

The Secrets of Making Adygei Cheese

Spicy suluguni rolls.

The Secrets of Making Adygei Cheese

The Secrets of Making Adygei Cheese

The Secrets of Making Adygei Cheese

Feta cheese.

The Secrets of Making Adygei Cheese

Pails full of cream.

The Secrets of Making Adygei Cheese

Pure protein is used for making sports foods.

The Secrets of Making Adygei Cheese

Cheese packing.

The Secrets of Making Adygei Cheese

Weighing.

The Secrets of Making Adygei Cheese

Making curd for suluguni.

The Secrets of Making Adygei Cheese

The Secrets of Making Adygei Cheese

The Secrets of Making Adygei Cheese

They follow the Georgian suluguni recipe.

The Secrets of Making Adygei Cheese

The Secrets of Making Adygei Cheese

The creamery has all necessary certificates. The products undergo quality control in state labs.

The Secrets of Making Adygei Cheese

Very tasty cheese and pudding.

The Secrets of Making Adygei Cheese

Products of the creamery on a shop.

And do not say anything about working without gloves! It’s permissible for making cheese!

The Secrets of Making Adygei Cheese

Mozzarella making in Italy.

The Secrets of Making Adygei Cheese

France.

The Secrets of Making Adygei Cheese

Italy again.

The Secrets of Making Adygei Cheese

Italy.

The Secrets of Making Adygei Cheese

Kostroma, Russia.

Thanks for the report, aslan!

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