Bulgarian Fried Cheese (Kashkaval Pane) is an appetizer that is made by breading and frying kashkaval cheese made from sheep’s milk. This crunchy, melty food is popular across Eastern European street food favored for its portability and crunchy, melty goodness. 

Bulgarian Fried Cheese (Kashkaval Pane)

Bulgarian Fried Cheese or Kashkaval Pane is an appetizer that is made by breading and frying kashkaval cheese.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Bulgaria
Keyword: all-purpose flour, cheese
Servings: 6
Calories: 376kcal


  • 1 lb kashkaval (or provolone, fontina, or halloumi cheese)
  • 3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cup breadcrumbs
  • flat-leaf parsley


  • Place some oil (about two inches worth should be fine) in a pan over high heat until bubbles rise around the non-stirring end of a wooden spoon.
  • Prepare 3 small bowls each with flour, egg, and breadcrumbs.
  • Slice the kashkaval cheese into 1/2-inch-thick pieces. Roll all sides of each slice in each bowl with flour, then dip in egg, then in breadcrumbs.
  • Fry the kashkaval slice in hot oil until golden brown.
  • Serve immediately.

Inspiration and adaptation: supichka.com, tasteatlas.com, recipesbg.com

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