Friday, July 13, 2018

gbejna -

Gbejna (Maltese pronunciation: [d͡ʒbɛjnɐ], plural ġbejniet) is a small round cheese originating from Malta, made from sheep's milk, salt and rennet (yeast). Most sheep's milk produced in Malta is used for the production of this little cheese.

Milk in Malta is traditionally sold by milking goats on the streets and immediately sold. Unpasteurized milk sold is one of the causes of the outbreak of Brucellosis (Malta Fever) in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Themistocles Zammit became the man who was instrumental in stopping the pandemic of the epidemic.

After Malta joins the EU, the EU accepts Malta's request to protect gbejna along with other traditional ricotta cheese variants