Folded mint cheese originated in the Eastern Mediterranean region, but is now popular in many regions of the world. Folded mint cheese is firm with a texture similar to mozzarella. Mint leaves are incorporated into the cheese to give it a pleasant, refreshing flavor. It is packed either in individual packages or in brine. The individual packages can be shipped either frozen or refrigerated, but bulk pails must be kept refrigerated. The cheese has a 6- month refrigerated life after being thawed.