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"Making cheese in Okinawa?" John's delicious cheese that have changed a stereotype completely. The cheese shop in Nanjo City
post : 2016.09.21 18:00
"Okinawan Cheese is getting attention lately among cheese funs…" When my friend told me this story while ago, the first thing came up to my mind was the goat cheese made in Nakagusuku Village. The sight of Okinawa that the goat are everywhere even in near Naha City or a small remote island of Yaeyama are perfectly blend to itself.
John uses milk of cows raised by feed contain microorganisms supplied by Mr. Kiyoshi Oyadomari. The cow farm is located in the calm countryside. So that the cows get less stress and were eating grass relaxingly. "We have a fully equipped cheese factory on Oyadomari Bokujo, we are able to get fresh milk whenever we need to." John said. They pasteurize milk while it's fresh. At 63 Celsius for 30 minutes. This is the best.
He knew that it is possible to ferment food in semi tropic Okinawa and started making only Cheddar which represents his home England everyday. He makes cheese until he thinks it's perfect and at the point he satisfied with it he moves onto the next and onto the next. He has kept going on and on with this making style and when he realized, his cheese reached 70 kinds.
The factory stocks Hops, Herbs and Mushrooms and so on aside from "Fuuchiba (Yomogi)", "Choumeisou", "Ukon" and "Hibiscus" that are known for Okinawan local plants to use for the variety taste of cheese.
"The cheese I made is like my daughters to me. So to be honest, I don't want to sell them."
He has eaten cheese as snacks since he was a little kid, he'd met tons of type of cheese and fell in love with each of them. Therefor, his love for the cheese is very deep and he wouldn't stop telling about the cheese.
The shop is to enjoy conversation about the cheese you know with the owner and also to enjoy tasting of the shop's recommendation and to find the cheese that perfectly fit you. Why don't you visit the shop with a plenty of time.
Address: JA Atol Shopping Mall 1155 Nakama Aza Ozato Nanjo City, Okinawa
Okinawa CLIP Photographer/Writer Nobuya Fukuda