Armenian String Cheese
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When you eat Armenian String Cheese you will understand why it's called string cheese - you can literally peel off strips that are wound together. In the cheesemaking world, this type of cheese is called pasta filata, which means "stretched curd." Cheesemakers cut the cheese curds into small pieces, immerse them in hot water to soften, and then stretch the curds out. Other cheeses that fall in the pasta filata, category are Mozzarella, Provolone, Scamorza and Caciocavallo.
Enjoy Armenian String Cheese as a snack with bread, or in a sandwich.