Sweet Sour Latvian Rye Bread with Janu Siers (Summer solstice cheese)

This is one of my favorite meals: delicious Latvian sourdough rye bread spread with butter and a few slabs of caraway seed speckled Janu cheese which in ancient Latvian culture symbolizes the sun. In fact it was made in conjunction with “Jani”, the celebration of the summer solstice (the longest day of the year, around the 24th of June) when the sun practically never sets. Continue reading