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Turkey: Going One-on-One With the Cheesemakers of Kars

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Curds being cut to make kasar cheese

Food writer and blogger Katie Parla certainly leads an enviable life, splitting her time between Italy and Turkey and chronicling traditional food culture in both countries.

Recently, Parla had a chance to visit eastern Turkey's Kars, a city famed throughout the country for its cheese (and, among the more literary-minded, for being the setting for Orhan Pamuk's "Snow"), where she had a chance to work side-by-side with some of the city's local cheese makers.

I asked Parla is she could share some thoughts about her experience in Kars (which she wrote about here). Our exchange is below:

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Turkey: Going One-on-One With the Cheesemakers of Kars

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