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  • Made from goat's or sheep's milk

  • Country of origin: Greece

  • Type: hard, whey

  • Texture: flaky

  • Flavour: burnt caramel, sour, sweet

  • Aroma: pungent

  • Vegetarian: no

  • Alternative spellings: Xynotyri

Xynotyro (Xynotyri) is a Greek whey cheese made using leftover whey from sheep's 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 and sour taste.

A traditional Xynotyro is prepared by draining and curing whey in reed baskets or animal skin bags. The cheese is either consumed fresh or ripened for three months using microflora bacteria. 

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