“ This cheese is somewhat firmer than the staple cheeses of Poland. It has a semi-soft, smooth texture and a mild, slightly sweet flavor. It is a good cooking and table cheese. Serve it with fresh fruit and dark, hearty bread. „
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Podlaski is my favourite of Poland's boring plain cheeses, originating from the North East part of Poland (the Podlaskie region) near Bialystok, the cheese. A firm cheese that isn't as soft as some of its contemporaries, it's a white yellow colour and tends to be rectangular in shape.
The taste like all similar cheeses is mild but it does at least have a little flavour, a hint of sweetness. I'm happier when handling this one, it's a little more rugged and a few steps towards the direction of cheese that I like.
It hold firms when being held for grating, it's cheap, melts well and if only they'd whack a bit more flavour in, it could be an excellent cheese. Best recommended use by me is in a toastie or better yet on crackers, margarine seems to bring out more taste in the cheese.
It is made from pasteurized cow's milk and is certainly a better effor than some of the others. Would be very popular with those who don't like a strong cheese.