Turkey is not a "dairy
Holland or Denmark. Milk (süt) and
milk products (süt ürünleri,
such as peynir, cheese)
play an important part in the Turkish
are not used in most foods.
see milk mostly in the form of yogurt,
white sheeps'-milk cheese ("feta,"
or beyaz peynir in Turkish),
and yellow cheese (kaşar peynir).
France may be the land of 246 varieties of cheese,
but in Turkey you'll see mostly these
Traditional Turkish bread is a
sourdough loaf, and so far as I know
contain milk or milk products.
İçinde süt ürünleri var mı? (EE-cheen-DEH
sewt ew-rewn-leh-ree VAHR muh), Is there milk in it?
İçinde peynir var mı? (EE-cheen-DEH
pey-neer VAHR muh), Is there cheese in it?
Hiç süt, yoğurt, veya peynir yeyemem. (HEECH
sewt, yoh-OORT veh-yah pey-NEER yee-YEH-mehm),
I cannot eat any milk, yoghurt or cheese.
Süt ürünleri alerjim var. (SEWT ew-rewn-leh-ree ah-lehr-ZHEEM vahr), I am allergic
to dairy products.
Laktoz alerjim var. (Laht-TOHZ ah-lehr-ZHEEM vahr), I am allergic
—by Tom Brosnahan