Akkawi cheese (Arabic: جبنة عكاوي, also Akawi, Akawieh, and Ackawi) is a white brine cheese. It is named after the city of Acre, where it first originated, the Arabicakkawi meaning "from akka". It is commonly made using cowmilk, but can be made with goat or sheep's milk as well. It is now produced on a large scale in the Middle East, notably in Palestine, Israel (by its Arab citizens), Lebanon, Syria and Cyprus. A soft white cheese, it has a smooth texture and a mild salty taste. Commonly used as a table cheese, it is considered good by itself or paired with fruit.