The way of making tulum cheese in the Aegean region is different from the other regions in Anatolia. Saltwater is used in İzmir tulum. It is made from sheep's or mixed milk, contains higher fat than the traditional tulum and is harder and saltier than white cheese. Good İzmir tulum should have holes the size of a bird's eye.
An ancient cheese, kefalotyri is very hard, light yellow in color and made from sheep and/or goat milk. Its tangy flavor and sharp aroma vary slightly according to the region from which it is produced. As it is an outstanding grating cheese, kefalotyri makes a fine substitute for parmesan or Romano on pastas and in sauces. It is a common ingredient in many traditional Greek specialties and a delicious stuffing for chicken.
Tulum cheese (Turkish: tulum peyniri) is a traditional Turkish goat's milk cheese ripened in a goatskin casing (old time production), called tulum in Turkish. Due to its unique flavor, it is preferred as meze to rakı in Turkey. Tulum cheese is made by heating high-fat goat's milk to a temperature of 30 °C (86 °F) and subsequently souring it through addition a starter culture. The milk then starts to coagulate. After about an hour, the milk is entirely converted into curds and whey.
GAZİ Tulum with 45% fat i.d.m. is also known as nomad's cheese. In the past, before there were refrigerators to keep it in, cheese was salted and stored in goat or sheep skins to preserve it better. In many regions of Turkey, nomad's cheese is still made and preserved in this special way. GAZi Tulum tastes as terrific as the original.