Apple cheese

Apple cheese

Dish

Dish

Description

The apple cheese originated from medieval rulers and noblemen estates. This is due to the fact that apple cheese requires a lot of sugar or honey. Honey has always been and is a rather expensive product. And sugar, before discovering its production technology from sugar beet, also was not cheap. However, the oldest apple cheese recipe in Lithuania we found in the 17th century notebook of Radvila’s chef. The dish is named "Cidonian Cheese", but at the end of the recipe it is added that "...the same cheese can also be made from apples...".

You will need

Portions
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5 kg - apples, best – antonovka apples
1 kg - sugar
- cinnamon

Dish cooking

Peel and cut the apples, cover with sugar, stir and leave for 1 or 2 days to extract juice.

Then spill the juice into the pot and cook until it becomes thickened, and the volume will drop by half.

Then pour the apples and cook for about 1 hour until it thickens.

Then shake everything in a wet cheese-bag, press and hang in a ventilated place to dry. Dry the cheese removed from the cheese-bag and wrap into in a parchment paper.

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This dish is made according to a certified National Heritage Product recipe showing its cooking process