Parenica

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Smoked Parenica

Parenica is a traditional Slovak cheese. Parenica is a semi-firm, non-ripening, semi-fat, steamed and usually smoked cheese, although a non-smoked version is also produced. Parenica is cream and yellow in color, which is darkened by steaming. The cheese is produced in strips, which are woven into snail-like spirals.

The name comes from the Slovak word for steaming. Parenica is a protected trade name under the EU's protected geographical indication.

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Production of Parenica (scroll down to "Steamed cheese")