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Xynotyro, also known as Xynotyri, is a Greek cheese made using leftover whey from sheep or goat’s milk. It is a hard and flaky cheese with a melt-in-the-mouth consistency. The pungent aroma sharply contrasts the sweet, burnt caramel, lanolin and sour taste of the whey.

A traditional Xynotyro is prepared by draining and curing whey in reed baskets and allowing it to mature in animal skin bags. The cheese is either consumed fresh or ripened for three months with the use of microflora bacteria. Having only 20 per cent fat content makes Xynotyro one of the most delicious, natural, low-fat cheeses.

  • Made from goat's or sheep's milk
  • Country of origin: Greece
  • Type: hard, artisan, whey
  • Fat content: 20%
  • Texture: flaky
  • Flavour: burnt caramel, sour, sweet
  • Aroma: pungent
  • Vegetarian: no
  • Alternative spellings: Xynotyri

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