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.