Rushan cheese

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Grilled rushan

Rushan (乳扇; pinyin: rǔshān, literally "milk fan") is a cow's milk cheese of Yunnan, China. It is traditionally made by the Bai people, who call it nvxseiz (or Yenx seinp, in another dialect of Bai), the etymology of which is unclear.[1]

It is flat and has a leathery texture. It may be served fried or grilled and rolled up on a stick. The Mandarin name means "milk fan" as it is said to resemble a folding fan.[2]

When served grilled (often as a street food), it is usually spread with various sweet condiments and rolled around a stick, resembling an ice pop. Some of the popular toppings include sweetened condensed milk, rose petal infused honey, chocolate syrup, and fruit preserves.

If rushan cheese is served deep fried, the cheese changes its texture and becomes somewhat flaky.

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  1. ^ Mozzarella of the East: Cheese-making and Bai culture
  2. ^ "Chinese cheese: A taste of 'milk cake' in Yunnan". BBC. 19 May 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2018.