Penteleu

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Penteleu
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Country of origin Romania
Town Penteleu
Source of milk Sheep
Pasteurised Traditionally, no
Texture Semi hard
Certification Romanian Cașcaval have PDO status since 2005.

Penteleu or Caşcaval de Penteleu is the name of a Romanian cheese[1] made with sheep milk [2] from the region of Dobrogea.[3] It is made using the same process as caşcaval, and can be consumed as a table cheese or it can be used to complement traditional Romanian dishes such as mamaliga.

In 2005, the European Union has granted a Protected Designation of Origin to Penteleu.[4]

As of 2014 the EU acknowledges only «Magiun de prune Topoloveni» as having Protected Geographical Indication. NO Romanian product has been awarded Protected designation of origin. Only «Telemea de Ibăneşti» (not on the above list) has an application.[5]

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