Akawi, also spelled a few different ways like Ackawi, Akkawi, Akawieh, or Ackawi is a typical fresh cheese of the Middle Eastern cuisine, originally coming from Syria and Lebanon.
Due to the geographical location and historical common relations of the Balkan region with the Middle East, the Balkan cuisine is very much influenced by the Arab one. The old traditions in preparing various kinds of Turkish or Arab types of dishes make Bulgaria one of the countries with the perfect conditions, traditions, and knowledge for the production of Middle Eastern types of dairy products or other food.
Akawi cheese has a mild taste with a slight saltiness and a relatively smooth texture. This is the reason why some compare it with mozzarella, feta, and misitra.
Akawi cheese is the perfect ingredient for Oriental sweets and the best match for seasonal fruits, fried snacks, or pitas. The most popular usage is the production of desserts like kunāfah (spelled also Kanafeh, künefe, Kunafe, al-Kunafa). Akkawi is typically soaked beforehand in hot water to mild the salty taste of it and make it perfect for consumption.
Ingredients: Cow milk, Salt, 2 Rennet capsules, Water
Packaging: box, tin, vacuum pack