Photographer's Note

The main agricultural economic activity in the Tatra Mountains is sheep breeding. The sheeps captured on the photo were browsing the grass and were crowding to get the best bite :) The sheeps are bred in Tatra Mountains mainly for wool and milk. Sheep milk is used in Poland or Slovakia for the production of special smoked cheese, called “oscypek”. It is created mailny from sheep milk, although cows milk is sometimes added. It is especially part of cultural and culinary heritage of the Podhale region in the Tatra Mountains (around the town of Zakopane). The first mentions of Tatra mountains cheese processing date back to 15th century.

Tasting oscypek, and of course bringing it home to family and friends, is a must for anybody who goes on a trip to the Tatra mountains or just visits Zakopane.

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