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Akkawi cheese
Other names Akawi, Akawieh, and Ackawi
Country of origin Palestine
Region North
Town Acre
Source of milk Cow
Texture Soft

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 originated, the Arabic akkawi meaning "from akka". It is commonly made using cow milk, 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, Lebanon, Jordan, 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.[1]

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  1. ^ Tamime, A. Y. (1991). R. K. Robinson and A. Y. Tamime, ed. Feta and Related Cheeses. Woodhead Publishing. pp. 209–216. ISBN 978-1-85573-278-0.