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Zopfkäse, braided cheese.
Zopfkäse, braided cheese.

Braided cheese is a dairy product made from strips of highly elastic cheese wound together in a braid.[1] Kurdistan, Turkey, Armenia, Lebanon, Syria, and many Latin American nations make varieties of braided cheese. These cheeses can be used in a variety of dishes or eaten plain. Some varieties benefit from a soak in cold water, to soften the cheese, and to remove excess salt.[2]

Kurdish Penêrê Honandî, Syrian Akawi, Turkish Örgü peyniri and Latin American Asadero are all examples of braided cheese.

See also


  1. ^ Koenig, L.; Pugliese, L. (2017). Little Book of Jewish Appetizers. Chronicle Books. p. 59. ISBN 978-1-4521-6308-6. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
  2. ^ "Braided Armenian String Cheese".