This soft, rindless cheese is made from pasteurized milk. Sold in full wheels or half wheels, this smooth white cheese has a mild and salty flavour that is reminiscent of butter. It is also available in a lighter version:
M.F.: 23%, Moisture: 53%
M.F.: 15%, Moisture: 58%
Very popular in the Middle East, the Lebanese eat it as a table cheese. Fromagerie Polyethnique also sells it under the following brands: Akawie Cedar and Akawie Phoenicia.
Akawie is available from the cheese maker, at Adonis stores, as well as from some specialty cheese shops, grocery stores and supermarkets.