Mizithra Cheese

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Approx. Weight: 1 lbs. 4 oz.
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Gourmet-Food Fast Facts
CountryGreece
ImportedYes
MilkSheep
Pasteurized MilkYes
TextureFirm

Mizithra or Myzithra is an old Greek cheese and similar to an Italian Ricotta cheese, but a lot dryer. Made from sheep's milk, the flavor is more pronounced than the ricotta: rather nutty and salty.

This Greek cheese has a very dry and crumbly texture; it is very easy to cut and grate, you can almost grate it with a knife or fork.

This cheese works wonderfully blended into pasta dishes; Mizithra does not melt fully. Many know this cheese from the Mizithra-Pecorino Romano cheese blend used by Old Spaghetti Factory.

Each ball of Mizithra weight about 1.2-1.5 pounds.


Ingredients:pasteurized sheep's milk and cream, whey and salt.