Akkawi Cheese, New cheese, New cheese maker!
Part of our mission at The Cheese Wheel is to bring new cheese makers to you and new cheeses to your cheese board. Taiba Cheese is such a good story of what New Zealand is about, all put into a cheese. Discover Taiba Cheese Akkawi, a handcrafted Palestinian cheese made right here in New Zealand.
Akkawi cheese is a white, brined cheese that originated in the Middle East. It is named after the city of Akka, which is located in northern Israel. Akkawi is generally made from cow’s milk, but can also be made from goat or sheep milk. The cheese is made by curdling the milk with rennet and then draining the whey. The curds are then salted and pressed into molds.
Akkawi has a mild, salty flavor and a slightly spongy texture. It is a semi-soft cheese, often used in Middle Eastern cuisine, such as in salads, sandwiches, and wraps. It can also be eaten on its own. Akkawi is a good source of protein and calcium. It is also low in fat and calories.