In this research, 75 samples of nonbranded white cheese, presented for sale in small markets from various regions and bazaars in Ankara, were studied. Eighty-six isolates, 71 of which are Gram-negative isolates and 15 of which are Gram-positive isolates, were obtained. These isolates were identified by using bioMErieux API20E and classical methods. Total mesophilic bacteria counts and total coliform bacteria counts were carried out for each white cheese sample. The total average mesophilic bacteria of 75 white cheese samples was 15.5 x 10(5) cfu/g and the total average coliform bacteria were 13.6 x 10(5) cfu/g.