Circassian cheese

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Circassian cheese
Адыгейский сыр.jpg
Source of milkCow, sheep or goat milk
PasteurisedDepends on variety
TextureDepends on variety
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Circassian cheese (Adyghe: адыгэ Къуае Adyghe pronunciation: [aːdəɣa qʷaːja], Russian: Адыгейский сыр Adygeyskiy Syr, is a Circassian cheese found across the North Caucasus, the Levant and other areas with a Circassian diaspora.

Circassian cheese is a mild type of cheese that does not melt when baked or fried, and can be crumbled.[citation needed]

There is an annual festival for Circassian cheese in Maykop, the capital of the Republic of Adyghea, held during the Circassian cultural festival with participants from different regions in the North Caucasus, competing in producing the best types of Circassian cheese.[1][2][3]