Mihaliç peyniri is a Turkish cheese originated 200 years ago during the Ottoman era in the northwestern city of Bursa. . It is named Mihaliç because it was first produced in the town of Karacebey, which was originally named Mihaliç. In the past, it used to be made from raw sheep's milk, but nowadays it's made from cow's milk or a combination of goat, sheep, and cow's milk because sheep's milk is no longer produced in sufficient quantities.
The cheese is stored in brine to harden and develop a firm, yet slightly elastic texture. Afterwards, it is salted and dried before being sold in slices or balls. When aged, its texture is crumbly, grainy, and open, while the flavors are intense and salty.Mihaliç can be used in place of parmesan cheese, and it is recommended to use it grated in baked dishes and various salads.