Ice cream made from pungent “tvarůžky” cheese a first
Enjoyment of the Czech speciality Olomoucké tvarůźky (also known as syrečky) – the pungent soft yellow cheese made in Olomouc is probably best described as an acquired taste. Children would describe the odour as akin to old socks forgotten in the laundry basket, although many adults enjoy a number of specialities made from the product. Even so, who would have bet that an ice cream made from the cheese would be a hit?
The owner of the confectionery Roman Činčara told Czech Radio more about the idea:
He added that consumers had been buying the ice cream even when it has been raining outside and made clear curiosity itself played a role: those who hadn’t yet, simply had to try it.
“It’s like with anything,” says owner Roman Činčara, telling the broadcaster the non-traditional ice cream was enjoyed by roughly half of those who bought it. Whether the seller will keep the flavour on offer even outside the summer season, he doesn’t yet know.