An Egyptian Cheese Worth Springing For
From the folks that brought you the Pyramids and the Sphinx comes Thalaga cheese, produced by Cairo based cheesemaker Greenland. Thalaga is a traditional middle eastern cheese made from Buffalo milk, giving Mozzarella di Bufala some competition from the other side of the Mediterranean.
Thalaga cheese itself is of the ubiquitous Middle Eastern "white cheese" variety. These cheeses are similar to feta or cream cheese — fresh, briny, varying from firm or crumbly to soft and spreadable. Thalaga is quite soft, extremely creamy and rich, has a nice, mild and milky taste, is spreadable as cream cheese but a little fluffier.