Lighvan cheese

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Lighvan cheese
Alternative namesلیقوان
Place of originiran
Region or stateLiqvan
Associated national cuisineIran

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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  1. ^ "Cheese industry market share, market research, trends, statistics".

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