Once upon a time at the Dvina River, where Drissa castle stood, stayed the Grand Duke Algirdas at the Drissa castle. He was a great monarch and warrior of Lithuania. People kingly met and entertain him with all kinds of delicacies. The main menu item was cheese. The Grand Duke tasted the cheese and said: «Cheese is very pleasant, like European one. And the taste gives the presence of your pure soul». 

 


 
 
Yan-cheesemaker is thoughtful,cheerful,broadbrow master. He united with his skill the character and soul intrinsic to belarusian people and   unified them in his creations, which become the classical of belarusian cuisine.  

 

As legend has it that Yan-cheesemaker spent two days with Prince Algerd to show the secret of cheesemaking. They passed weary way and saw two captivating meadows. On the upper meadow pastured pretty milk cows and on the upper meadow there was a creamery. The Grand Duke tasted the cheese and said: «Cheese is very pleasant, like European one. And the taste gives the presence of your pure soul».

 

The only grand-doughter of Yan-Ulyanka, blond comely beaty, could with a subtle movement of the hand to make princely feast from the breakfast. She was handy-woman in buttermaking. People did not imagine the breakfast without her butter. The thought about the crunch of bread with her butter led the people who tasted her butter to gastronomical bliss.

Yan Cheesemaker

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