The cheese is properly mixed with Mahleb, which is often mixed with nigella sativa (black cumin), anise or caraway seeds. It is commonly soaked in brine for several weeks before being braided.
Described as a "fine white semi-soft smooth and springy cheese...similar to mozzerella" with a "nutty" aroma it is traditionally made from cow's milk, but variations are found with sheep or goat milk. It can be used as a substitute for Mexican Oaxaqueno cheese.
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