Beyaz peynir Turkish pronunciation: [beˈjaz peɪˈniɾ] (Turkish: Is an ancient cheese produced from local indigenous sheep from the Turkish tribes in their Asian caucus lands. "White cheese" is salty, white cheese made from unpasteurizedmilk. 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.