Žinčica (in Slovak) or Žinčice (in Czech), Żentyca (in Polish) is a drink made of sheep milk whey similar to kefir consumed mostly in Slovakia. It is a by-product in the process of making bryndza cheese.
Bryndzové halušky is typically served with žinčica.
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