Enjoy an exclusive time in one of the best cheese houses in Lithuania
“I milk myself, squeeze myself and feed myself” – that is the slogan of four families from Dzūkija that have organised an informal union known as “The House of Cheese”. The House of Cheese was established at the farmstead of Rasa and Valdas in the village of Dzūkija – Dargužiai. The farmstead’s owners shepherd sheep and goats themselves, and also milk the animals to produce cheese. Every family has its own animals and makes cheese; however, they all sell it together. They not only market it but also take care of the production quality, constantly learning from other cheese producers, attending various courses and gathering experience from invited foreign consultants. The House of Cheese in Dargužiai Village presents many different types of cheeses for both tasting and selling. This year, around 13 different kinds of sheep, goat and cow cheeses are offered. The owners point out that it takes around three hours to produce cheese; however, the duration of production depends on the type of cheese, as well as the producer. The cheese can be produced in up to one hour or 24 hours, whilst other types of cheeses can be matured for half a year or more.
During the cheese degustation, you will experience:
Cheese Snack bar:
• A variety of cheese
• Casserole by cheese producer, salad from the garden
• Fried goat’s milk cheese Kaprizas (Whim)
• Crêpes with cheese and chanterelles
• Cheese cake
Small artisan cheese shop:
• Cow’s, goat’s, sheep’s milk cheese
• Home-made white Sūrininiko (cheese producer) bread
• Olive Oil
The best cheese will be found in Dargužiai Village, Vilnius – Druskinikai Road
The House of Cheese operates from 11:00am to 8:00pm, from Wednesday to Sunday. During the winter (December, January, February), please kindly inform us in advance regarding your visit time.
Transport from and to Grand Hotel Kempinski Vilnius can be organised for an additional cost of 145 EUR.
Address: Merkys st. 53.Dargužiai village, Valkininkai, Varėna region
T. +370 655 29171
For more information: www.surininkunamai.lt