a big beautiful mess

string cheese

So, there’s this cheese they have here in Arkhangelsk (and I guess probably other parts of Russia, but I’d never seen it before coming here). I don’t know what it’s called, but it looks like this:

And it goes really good with beer. We got some at the Cuban restaurant with Dad and Nils and Liv last week, and when Dad tasted it, his reaction was, “This is cheese?” It’s incredibly salty and smoky, and tastes more like beef jerky than like cheese. But I love it, and now I have some of my very own! We’ll see how long it lasts…


  1. 19 March 2012    

    We have that too! I bought a whole lot of it, thinking, this will last for ages, I hope I’m able to finish it, and then I finished it in a couple of days.

    • 22 March 2012    

      Agreed. Although, “ages” when it comes to Russian dairy products is a sort of ambiguous time span.

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