Shanklich is a Lebanese blue cheese made from cow’s milk. The cheese is mostly popular in coastal and mountain areas especially in the region of Akkar. Making shanklich is a very complex process, which requires the separation of butter from yogurt, then the cheese is rolled into small size balls and dried for a week. Later, the shanklich balls are coated in dried thyme and soaked in olive oil.
Shanklich is a common mezze dish often accompanied with finely chopped tomato, onion and olive oil. It is also eaten mashed with eggs, pita bread with cucumbers, mint and olive oil for breakfast.