Boğatepe Cheese Museum
Boğatepe Peynir Müzesi
|Location||Boğatepe, Kars, Turkey|
|Owner||Boğatepe Association Environment and Life|
The museum is in Boğatepe (former Zavot) village in Kars Province at close to Turkish state highway D.060. The museum is an abandoned dairy building. It was restored and established as a museum in 2010 .
The village is specialized in cheese production. Kasseri, Gruyère and Chechil are among the many cheese types produced in Boğatepe. However, the European Union standards limit the number of Boğatepe cheese types to three. Accordingly, the number of cheese types produced in dairies decreased to three and the remaining ones face to extinction. The museum was established by the Boğatepe Association Environment and Life to keep all types of the cheese alive and to present the stages in cheese production to visitors.  United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) also supports the museum.