If you've ever lived in Russia (or Armenia or Turkey or Syria or...), then you've no doubt fallen in love with chechil cheese (Чечил in Russian, Չեչիլ in Armenian). That's it: the white stringy stuff in the photo above.
It's a brined Armenian cheese that is kneaded and pulled into dense strings. You can eat it plain, chop it in salads, melt it into khachapuri (Georgian stuffed cheese bread).
We buy it by the kilo at the open air market here. And then it promptly vanishes from the refrigerator.
You can also buy it smoked, but that's a little too tough and salty for me to consume in large quantities.
(See, MOOCie? I've been trying to scare you off of moving here, but truthfully, there are a lot of things to love about this place. Chechil is just one of them.)
If you happen to live near an Armenian market in the States, go ask if they have this cheese. So good...