Baladi cheese

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A dish topped with Baladi cheese

Baladi cheese (Arabic: جبنة بلدية or جبنة بلدي‎, jibnah baladī) is a soft, white cheese originating in the Middle East.[1] It has a mild yet rich flavor.[2]

About[edit]

Baladi has the same size and shape of Syrian cheese with markings from the draining basket or hoop which leaves a design pattern on its outer surface. It is slightly higher in fat than Syrian and its texture is softer, creamier and less chewy.[3]

Name[edit]

Baladi means local cheese made from a flock of baladi goats.[1] Its meaning also indicate "village" or "country" cheese.[3] It is also called the 'cheese of the mountains' since it is made in the high mountains by the local shepherds in Lebanon.[1]

Ingredients[edit]

Baladi is made with a mixture of goat, cow and sheep's milk which is why it has to be consumed within three days.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Baladi". Worldnews, Inc. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Baladi Cheese Phoenicia.com". Retrieved August 19, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "MARKETS : Pulling Strings: Cheese From the East". 28 January 1993. Retrieved 4 May 2015. first=Linda|last=Burum