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  • Made from whole goat's and sheep's milk

  • Country of origin: Greece

  • Region: Central and Western Macedonia, Thessaly

  • Type: semi-hard

  • Fat content: 20%

  • Texture: dry

  • Colour: white

  • Flavour: piquant, salty, sour, spicy

  • Aroma: pleasant

  • Vegetarian: no

Since 1996, Batzos cheese has had PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) status, and since 1988, it has been safeguarded by law. Traditionally produced in the Greek regions of Thessaly and Western and Central Macedonia, Batzos is hard to semi-hard, brined, rindless cheese made from fresh or pasteurized sheep's or goat's milk or a combination of the two. The flavour of this square-shaped cheese ranges from salty and sour to slightly spicy. Batzos is Greece’s oldest hard cheese.

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