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Source of milk  Cow, sheep
Texture  Semi-soft and creamy
Sources of milk  Cattle, Sheep
Pasteurised  Traditionally, no
Country of origin  Romania
Telemea Romanian Food For Foreigners Telemea de vaca
Certification  Protected designation of origin in 2005
Similar  Brânză de burduf, Kashkaval, Urdă, Plăcintă, Sheep

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Teleme (Turkish) or Telemea[source needs translation] ([teleˈme̯a]) is the name of a traditional cheese made of ewe's milk. The term encompasses cheese made out of cow milk and more often, sheep milk. As is the case in Greek feta, Bulgarian or Macedonian sirene, and Serbian sir, Telemea can have a higher water content, making it a semi-soft, white cheese with a creamy texture and a tangy aftertaste. Alternatively, the cheese is put through an ageing process that makes it crisper and more flavoured. It is used as a table cheese for snacks, in salads and in a variety of dishes (e.g., omelettes, crepes, pies).

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Telemea Branza telemea de casa Retete ca la mama

To make telemea cheese, rennet is added into milk to curdle it. Most commonly, cow's and sheep's milk is used, with goat's and buffalo's being more of a delicacy. The resulting curd is removed and is kept in cheesecloth, pressed overnight, then cut into square pieces. The cheese is then left to mature in brine. This fresh cheese (preserved in brine up to a couple of weeks) has its own name, caș. Subsequently, it is stored in wooden barrels named putini (singular: putină). It can be kept throughout winter in a more concentrated brine, in which case, it is desalted in fresh water before consumption.

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As of 2005, the telemea is a protected designation of origin product of Romania, and the following types of telemea are officially recognized:[source needs translation]

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  • Telemea de Argeș
  • Telemea de Brașov
  • Telemea de Carei
  • Telemea de Harghita
  • Telemea de Huedin
  • Telemea de Oaş
  • Telemea de Sibiu
  • Telemea de Vâlcea
  • Telemea de Nucet

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    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 Ibănești (not on the above list) has an application.

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    References

    Telemea Wikipedia


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