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Chechil (Armenian: Չեչիլ,Turkish: Çeçil/ Tel Peyniri) is a brined string cheese that originated in Armenia and Anatolia.[1] It has a consistency approximating that of suluguni or mozarella and is produced in the form of dense strings, rolled up in a figure eight of thick braid-shaped ropes.

Chechil is one of the cheeses produced in Eastern Anatolia. [2] In Russia it is very popular as an accompaniment to beer in bars. It is widely available in European Russia.

Chechil is matured in brine and often smoked before consumption. It is sometimes mixed with farmer cheese or various hard cheeses, and is stored in jars or wine skins.

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Because of its low fat content chechil is often used as diet food.

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