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]


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]


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]


Baladi is a fresh, traditionally unpasteurized, and uncultured cheese made with a mixture of goat, cow and sheep's milk. The diverse microflora, high moisture, uncultured, and unpasteurized nature tends limit the shelf life to 3 days.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Baladi". Worldnews, Inc. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Baladi Cheese". Archived from the original on January 31, 2013. 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