Lighvan cheese

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Lighvan cheese
Alternative names لیقوان
Type Cheese
Place of origin iran
Region or state Liqvan
Associated national cuisine Iran
Cookbook: Lighvan cheese  Media: Lighvan cheese

Lighvan (Persian: لیقوان‎) is a brined curd cheese traditionally made in Iran. Having a sour flavor, and a shape covered by holes, the cheese is produced from sheep’s milk. The name comes from Liqvan, a village in East Azerbaijan, where it has traditionally been made. The milk is coagulated with rennet tablets, then the curd is packed into triangular cloth bags and is allowed to drain thoroughly. The triangular blocks of cheese, which are about 20 cm (7.9 in) thick, are removed from the bag and put in an earthenware pot. Then they are covered with salt, and are left for two days. The cheese is usually served for breakfast or dinner with fresh bread.[1]

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