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Domiati cheese, also referred to as white cheese (Egyptian Arabic: جبنة بيضاgebna bēḍa  [ˈɡebnæ ˈbeːdɑ]), is a soft white salty cheese made primarily in Egypt,[1] but also in Sudan and other Middle Eastern countries. Typically made from buffalo milk, cow milk, or a mixture, it can also be made from other milks, such as sheep, goat or camel milk. It is the most common Egyptian cheese. Unlike feta and other white cheeses, salt is added directly to the milk, before rennet is added. It is named after the seaport city of Damietta (also spelled Damiata, or Domyat).

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  1. ^ El-Baradei, G; Delacroix-Buchet, A; Ogier, JC (2007). "Biodiversity of bacterial ecosystems in traditional Egyptian Domiati cheese". Appl Environ Microbiol. 73 (4): 1248–55. doi:10.1128/AEM.01667-06. PMC 1828670. PMID 17189434.