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Shanklish (Arabic: شنكليش‎ shanklīsh or شنغليش shanghlīsh), also known as chancliche, shinklish, shankleesh, sorke, or sürke, is a type of cow's milk or sheep milk cheese in Levantine cuisine. It is typically formed into balls of approximately 6 cm diameter, which are often covered in za'atar and Aleppo pepper, and then aged and dried.


12-oz goat cheese "gibna arish"
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/8 tsp cayenne
3 Tbsp. minced mint leaves
1/4 cup olive oil


1. Mix everything but the leaves and oil together in food processor or blender until thoroughly blended.
2. Make bite-sized balls.
3. Roll in the minced mint and chill until firm.
4. Before serving, drizzle them with olive oil.

1 comment:

  1. The traditional Shankleesh or Shunkleesh is made with dry curd cottage cheese, spiced with Zahter and requires months to age. Not sure how the above recipe will compare to the real thing but plan on giving it a try.


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