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  • Made from goat's or sheep's milk

  • Country of origin: Greece

  • Family: Cottage

  • Type: soft, whey

  • Texture: creamy, crumbly and spreadable

  • Colour: white

  • Flavour: mild

  • Synonyms: Xinomizythra, Sour Mizythra, Mizythra, Fresh Mizythra, Mizithra, Dry Mizythra

Myzithra is a traditional Greek cheese made from whey derived from ewe's, goat's, or cow's milk or mixtures of milk. It is primarily produced on the island of Crete.

  • Fresh Myzithra has a mild and slightly tangy flavour and needs to be consumed within a few days. It can be enjoyed with honey and nuts or used in pastries.
  • Xynomizithra or xynomyzithra is a sour variant of Mizithra and is made from ewe's and/or goat's milk.
  • Aged Myzithra (Dry Myzithra) is aged for a longer time, developing a hard and crumbly texture. It becomes drier and more granular as it ages. The flavour of aged Myzithra is more intense and savoury compared to the fresh variety. Aged Myzithra can be grated and used as a topping for pasta dishes and salads.

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