|Country of Origin||Lithuania|
|Milk||Pasteurized cow’s milk|
|Weight||3.15 oz to 11 lb (100 g to 5 kg)|
|Fat content||7% to 22%|
|Taste||Tanginess, acidity, milky|
|Aroma||Hint of spices, notes of smoke (smoke cheese only)|
|Pairing||Jam, honey, toast, sandwiches, crackers|
|Beverage pairing||Local beer: Sakiškių, Midus Stakliškės, Sakiškių Chipotle Porter|
|Texture||Soft, crumbly, firm|
|Color||Pale white-yellow, light brown or tan (smoke cheese only)|
Dated back to the Middle Age, Lietuviškas Varškės Sūris is a fresh cheese molded by hand in triangular cloth bags and is often cooked or smoked.
When smoked, the cheese color changes from a pale white-yellow to a light brown or tan.
Today, Lietuviškas Varškės Sūris is produced both in industrial cheese factories and manually in common homes in the countryside.
Depending on its production, the texture ranges from soft and crumbly to rather firm (with an interior that crumbles easily when cut).
Different versions of this cheese has different taste. On the palate:
|Cooked version||Delicate spices|
|Smoked version||Notes of smoke|
How to Enjoy (PAIRING)
Lietuviškas Varškės Sūris is often eaten in social gatherings such as weddings and celebrations.
If you plan to have a quick snack, this cheese is an excellent pair with honey or/and jam.
Alternatively, you can also eat it with toast, unsalted crackers, in a sandwich, or with local beers such as Sakiškių, Midus Stakliškės or Sakiškių Chipotle Porter.
Our favorite Non GMO unsalted crackers:
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How to Make Lietuviškas Varškės Sūris
Buy this cheese online:
- Skonis.co.uk – £2.89 per 230 g (smoked version)
- Pricer.lt – €5.98 per 1 kg
- Barbora.it – €11,70 per 1 kg
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