Greek cheeses


There are over 60 local Greeek Cheeses that range in texture and flavor from hard to spreadable, fresh to old-aged, smoked and nutty. Cheese has been a rich part of Greece’s cuisine throughout history. In ancient times Greeks had even named a god who was said to protect the production of Cheese, Aristaios, son of Apollon. Greek Cheeses The most well-known and biggest export outside of Greece is Feta. Feta is made from sheep’s milk or from a mixture of sheep and goat’s milk and then stored in barrels filled with brine for at least 2 months before it can be consumed or sold. This cheese is used as a table cheese, in salads such as Greek salad, and in traditional savory pastries, like tiropita. 2. Graviera is the traditional cheese of the island of Crete. It is a hard cheese, light yellow in color, which tastes quite sweet and…