Homemade String Cheese

"I am posting this for ZWT 2006. I have not made this and it is compliments of Recipe Trove. Servings and prep time is all a guess."
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins


  • 1 lb mozzarella curd
  • mahleb (Middle Eastern spice, can be found at specialty food shops that sell middle eastern ingredients)
  • black caraway seed
  • salt


  • Place cheese in a Teflon saucepan and add a dash of mahleb and salt and a sprinkling of black seeds.
  • Heat on low until cheese is melted thoroughly.
  • Remove from heat and drain water.
  • Pick up hot cheese in a lump, and make a hole in the center to look like a doughnut.
  • Stretch and turn the cheese to form a large loop.
  • Double the strand of cheese, making two strands of cheese of even length.
  • Repeat, stretching and looping; the more you stretch the stringier the cheese becomes.
  • Repeat stretching several times.
  • Twist ends in opposite directions and intertwine rope into a braid.
  • Place one end through the loop of the other to lock it.
  • Set cheese aside to dry thoroughly.
  • Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate or freeze.
  • To serve, open braid, cut one loop and pull cheese apart into thin strands.
  • Serve with pocket bread.

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