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Manavgat produces world famous cheeses

The owner of hotel chains Yilmaz Sezer as a hobby opened his own factory for the production of world-famous cheeses. The factory, which is located in Manavgat, has 200 hectares, more than ...

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The owner of hotels chain Yilmaz Sezer as a hobby opened his own factory for the production of world-famous cheeses. The factory, which is located in Manavgat, has 200 hectares, more than a thousand goats, about six thousand sheep, 300 buffalos and thousands of cows. According to the owner of the factory, many years ago he decided to start production of cheeses just because of personal interest, and not in order to earn money.

The factory produces about 25 kinds of imported cheeses, such as Parmesan, Mozzarella, Gouda, Edam, Maasdam, Mimolet and many others. Furthermore, Mr Sezer has started the produstion of goat cheese  and the products from buffalo milk. Originally produced products were offered only in the hotels belonging to the owner of the factory, but with the time, production volumes increased, and the factory has started to deliver the chesse on the shelves of Turkish shops.

According to the owner, for the production of Italian cheeses it was purchased special equipment from Italy, in addition the factory has as an employee the famous Italian master. Technologies for the production of parmesan are one to one similar to Italian ones. The factory owner said that recently requests for supplies began to arrive from abroad, but Yilmaz Sezer is not in a hurry to enter the international market and he decided to concentrate on the Turkish market.

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