One of the most palatable & traditional white brined cheeses in the Mediterranean region. Karoun's Nabulsi cheese owes its dense texture and savory freshness to a unique culturing method.
Nabulsi cheese is white and rectangular in shape. It is semi-hard with no gas holes. It becomes soft and elastic when heated. It is a typical ewe's or goat's milk cheese, but is traditionally flavored with mahleb (Prunus mahaleb) and mastic (Pistacia lentiscus) added to the boiling brine.
Nabulsi cheese can be eaten fresh as salty table cheese, can be used as a stuffing for phylo dough, short crust pastry or a simple pita pocket. Fried in oil it makes a great appetizer, sweetened it can be used in different middle eastern desserts such as kinafeh or kataief.
Nabulsi (or naboulsi) is one of a number of Palestinian white brined cheeses made in the Middle East. Its name refers to its place of origin, Nablus and it is well known throughout the West Bank and surrounding regions.