• November 25th, 2015
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[Mintaru in Shintoku] Cheese Assortment Can Be Savored 5 Types of Tastes

Mintaru

Mintaru (ミンタル) is a popular cafe in Shintoku town located in the northwestern part of Obihiro city, and is relatively near Shintoku Junior High School. The Mintaru means "A public square" in Ainu language. Kyorogakusha (共働学舎) that supports for autistic people and mentally-handicapped people runs it. The Mintaru serve dairy products produced in the Kyorogakusha, and visitors can eat light meals using their products. Karinpani (カリンパニ) for experiencing making of butter and cheese is also built at the site. A garden is around the building, and it is very comfortable space. A goat is bred at the site, too. I think that here make visitors feel a typical of Hokkaio.

Appearance of Building
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Karinpani
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Goat
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The building from the top looks like a cutted pineapple, and is impressive. It uses woods abundantly, and the warmth of the woods can be felt. The cafe has a high ceiling, and I like spacious space.

Look of Restraunt
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Look of Restraunt
Cheese Assortments -Mintaru in Shintoku-

Cheese

I visited here to eat a pizza around 15:00 on a weekday, but it could be ordered from 11:00 to 14:30. Therefore I ordered today's cheese assortments. The price was JPY 850. A toast with raclette is also popular.

Cheese Assortments
Cheese Assortments -Mintaru in Shintoku-

About 10 minutes later, the today's cheese assortments were served. The cheese were 5 types, Sasayuki (笹ゆき), Petit Plezile (プチ・プレジール), Rela He Mintaru (レラ・ヘ・ミンタル), Gyunyuyama Cream Cheese (牛乳山クリームチーズ) and Coban (コバン).

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Cheese Assortments from Top
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The Sasayuki is matured well with suppressing relatively unique strong mildew smell by action of striped bamboo's enzyme and nutrient composition. It has a peculiar flavor, and I guess that it goes well with Sake.

Sasayuki
Cheese Assortments -Mintaru in Shintoku-

The Petit Plezile means "Small joy" in French. This cheese is matured by yeast fungus not mildew. The good taste of milk is fulled at small cheese. This cheese tastes rather sour, and I guess that it goes well with Wine.

Petit Plezile
Cheese Assortments -Mintaru in Shintoku-

The Rela He Mintaru means "An amusement place for wind" in Ainu language. The sweetness of milk can be felt, and it is mild. Everyone from adults to children can enjoy it, and the cheese is used for meals, snacks and so on. It is usable in wide cooking uses, and does not have a peculiar flavor, and I want to eat the cheese on a toast. I guess that it goes well with a wine.

Rela He Mintaru
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The Gyunyuyama Cream Cheese is a hand-made cheese using separating cream from milk naturally. It is cream cheese of limited production only in the seasons for a lot of milk fat. It has a light taste, and tastes a little sweet.

Gyunyuyama Cream Cheese
Cheese Assortments -Mintaru in Shintoku-

The Coban is a mildew cheese with milky flavor, and is more smooth than Camembert cheese. I guess that it goes well with bread, and it does not have peculiar flavor.

Coban
Cheese Assortments -Mintaru in Shintoku-

Cheese Assortments and Atmosphere of Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube.

Movie of Cheese Assortments

Parking lot Free parking is provided (10 cars)
Business hours 10:00-17:00
Regular closing day From December to March: Sunday, From April to November: open everyday
Telephone number +81-156-69-5600
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 608 593 765*83

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Shintoku. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Shintoku

    Yadoya cafe ARUKU(宿屋cafe ARUKU)
    Booking
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Japanese Hotel MIYAGIYA(宮城屋旅館 ジャパニーズホテルMIYAGIYA)
    Booking
    Jalan
    YORKSHIRE FARM(ヨークシャーファーム)
    Jalan
    Club Med Hokkaido Sahoro(クラブメッド北海道サホロ)
    Booking
    Tokachi Sahoro Resort(十勝サホロリゾート)
    Kuttari Onsen Lake Inn(湯宿くったり温泉 レイク・イン)
    Booking
    Oyado Take(お宿たけ)
    Booking
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Village 432(ヴィレッジ432)
    Booking
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Guest House Santari(ゲストハウス さんたり)
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Minshuku Sahoro House(民宿 サホロハウス)
    Booking
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Tomura Cottage(山の交流館とむら)
    Booking
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Karikachi Highland Campsite(狩勝高原キャンプ場)
    Booking
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Lake Sahoro Campsite(サホロ湖キャンプ場)
    Booking
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Tokachi Dam Campsite(十勝ダムキャンプ場)
    Booking
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Rider House Kuttari(ライダーの館くったり)
    Booking
    Jalan
    Rakuten

    Tomuraushi Onsen

      Kokumin-Shukusha Higashi-Taisetsu-so(国民宿舎東大雪荘)
      Tomuraushi Nature Forest Campsite(トムラウシ自然休養林野営場)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten

      Osoushi Onsen

        Shikanoyu-so(鹿乃湯荘)
        Booking

        By the way, Club Tourism (クラブツーリズム), a Japanese tour travel agency, provides various types of tours such as day trip tours or ordinary tours. In the case of bus tours, tourists do not drive their cars themselves, so they can savor alcohol. Choosen tourist attractions are national parks such as Rishiri and Rebun, Shiretoko, and popular tourist places such as Furano and Biei, and some activities such as hiking and fruit picking are also enjoyed depending on seasons. If you are interested in tour trips, you should visit the club tourism's website for details.

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        1. Smith says:

          As a Newbie, I am continuously searching online for articles that can aid me. Thank you

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