Kefalotyri

Item #: 8117

Kefalotyri is a traditional Greek cheese from Cyprus made from sheep milk and/or goat's milk. It is a very hard, light-yellow cheese with a sharp flavor & dry texture. Dating back to the Byzantine era, this cheese is believed to be the ancestor of most hard Greek cheeses.

Kefalotyri tastes similar to Gruyere; however it is harder and saltier. The cheese is consumed as is or added to a wide variety of pasta, meat and cooked vegetable dishes. It is also traditionally served fried in strips or cubes for a fondue dish called Saganaki. This cheese is especially suited for grating atop sauces, pizza, stews and salads. 

  • Country: Greece
  • Region: Cyprus
  • Size: 2 / 22 #
  • Texture: Semi-Hard