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  • Made from cow's or sheep's milk

  • Country of origin: Greece

  • Type: hard

  • Texture: oily

  • Vegetarian: no

  • Synonyms: Naxos graviera, Crete graviera

Graviera is one of the most popular cheeses in Greece. This wheel-shaped cheese is produced at different places like Crete, Naxos, Lesbos. The hard, cooked rind is marked with the crisscross pattern of its draining cloth. At Crete, Graviera is made from sheep's milk and aged over five months. Graviera Crete has a burnt-caramel flavour with a sweet taste. Graviera of Naxos is made of cow's milk.

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