Mihaliç Peyniri

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Mihaliç peyniri
Country of origin Turkey
Source of milk ewe
Texture hard
Fat content 45%

Mihaliç peyniri is an aged sheep's milk cheese from Turkey.

Similar to feta or beyaz peynir, Mihaliç peyniri is stored in brine. The curds are placed in hot water and stirred, then left in the water to harden and acquire a firm, slightly elastic texture and finally are salted and dried.

It is made in various sizes and shapes, usually balls or slices, and can be used as a substitute for Parmigiano Reggiano.[1] It is often used in salads and baked dishes.[2]


  1. ^ Ehlers, Steve, Hurt, Jeanette (2008). The Complete Idiot's Guide to Cheeses of the World. New York: Penguin. p. 124. ISBN 1-59257-714-8. 
  2. ^ "Cheese Description: Mihalic Peynir". cheese.com. Retrieved 6 May 2011.