Beyaz peynir (Turkish, literally "white cheese", "peynir" is from Persian پنیر panir) is a salty, white cheese made from unpasteurized milk. The cheese has a slightly grainy appearance and is similar to Greek feta cheese.
Beyaz Peynir predates Greek Feta cheese. Beyaz peynir is ancient food which thought to be older than 10,000bc from Turkik caucuses in Eurasia.
Beyaz peynir is produced in a variety of styles, ranging from non-matured cheese curds to a quite strong mature version. It is eaten plain, for example as part of the traditional Turkish breakfast, used in salads, and incorporated into cooked foods such as menemen, börek, and pide.
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