Beyaz peynir

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Beyaz peynir
Feta Cheese.jpg
Country of origin Turkey
Source of milk Sheep, goat, cow or buffalo milk
Pasteurised Depends on variety
Texture Depends on variety

Beyaz peynir Turkish pronunciation: [beˈjaz peɪˈniɾ] (Turkish: "white cheese","peynir" is from Persian پنیر paneer) is a salty, white cheese made from unpasteurized milk. The cheese has a slightly grainy appearance and is similar to the Greek cheese feta and Balkan varieties of sirene.

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.