Akkawi cheese (Arabic: جبن عكاوي, also Akawi, Akawieh, and Ackawi) is a white brine cheese, native to Palestine. It is named for the city of Akka, where it first originated, the Arabic akkawi meaning "from akka". It is commonly made using cow milk, but can be made with goat or sheep's milk as well. It is now produced on a large scale in the Middle East, notably in Lebanon, Syria and Cyprus. A soft white cheese, it has a smooth texture and a mild salty taste. Commonly used as a table cheese, it is considered good by itself or paired with fruit.