Did You Know? Bengal Does These Amazing Local Cheeses & Here’s Where You Can Buy Them

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    If you are a cheesehead or if you think cheese is the language of love, then forget those boring, processed slices wrapped in plastic. Try these instead.

    Jewish Cheese

    Nahoum & Sons

    New Market, Kolkata

    The 1902 bakery, Nahoum and Sons, is famous for the sambusak, a divine Jewish cheese puff kind of thing. But few people know that they make their own cheese and have been doing so for two generations now. The bakery was established by Nahoum Israel who came to Kolkata from Baghdad. They use rennet (vegetarian) from Denmark. You will need to pre-order their cheese. If you want the sambusaks, go early in the day to avoid disappointment as they get over fairly quickly.  Take home a basketful of goodies to go with the cheese – assorted biscuits, and loaves of oven-fresh garlic bread.

    Pro Tip

    Store cheese in wax paper – it will allow it to breathe. Never wrap in plastic.