Năsal: a delicious Transylvanian Cheese

We are in Romania. Năsal is a traditional local cheese bearing the same name as the village where it is produced in the Țaga commune, Cluj County. The soft and creamy cheese has been smear-ripened in caves since the Middle Ages. According to a Transylvanian legend, the commune of Țaga was once controlled by a wealthy, cruel count. Under his rule, the people starved and, to feed themselves, one day, some farmers were forced to steal the count’s cheese for their children. They hid it in a cave near the…

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#TodayInHistory – May 1

May 1 – Some important events on this day 1006 👉🏼 Supernova observed by Chinese and Egyptians in constellation Lupus 1489 👉🏼 Christopher Columbus proposes his plan to search for a western route to India in an audience with Spanish monarch, Isabella I. Full support is granted 3 years later, in 1492 1707 👉🏼 Acts of Union comes into force, uniting England and Scotland to form the United Kingdom of Great Britain 1753 👉🏼 Publication of Species Plantarum by Carolus Linnaeus, and the formal start date of plant taxonomy adopted…

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