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Have you worked in the Czech Republic? There might be more than just your tax return you are missing

The famous Czech hermelín cheese is a favourite among our expats in the office. Whether you are already in love with it or yet to try it, it's easy to make it yourself (and definitely easier than filling your tax return yourself)!

a huge, sealable glass jar
10-15 rounds of hermelín cheese (substitute for camembert or brie)
2 bigger onions 
4-5 cloves of garlic
pickled pepperoni paprika
powdered red paprika
whole black peppercorns
allspice or pimento
some bay leaves 
vegetable oil 

Peel and cut the onions and the garlic. Cut the cheese in half horizontally, and cover them with the powdered red paprika. Place some bits of onion, garlic and peppercorns between the two halves, reassemble your cheese and secure it with toothpicks. Start placing the cheese wheels in the jar, and while doing so, layer more onions, garlic, pepperoni, some oil and the rest of the spices in between them. When you are done, fill the jar up with oil and seal it securely.

While you have to wait at least 5 months to receive your tax return, your hermelín should ripen much faster: leave the jar in your fridge or at room temperature, and it should be ready for consumption in about three weeks. Serve it with bread, the pickled vegetables and some quality Czech beer!