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Fresh Anthotyro

Mizithra or Anthotyro is a soft, brilliant white fresh sheep’s milk cheese made traditionally in the remote region of Sfakia, Crete. It has a mild taste and a creamy light texture like ricotta that melts in the mouth. Fresh mizithra is the traditional cheese used in Dakos salad. It can be prepared as a light meze, served with fresh tomatoes, basil, and bread, it can be used as a salad or pasta topping, or it can be grilled or baked. Manousos Tsitsiridis runs this family cheese business and he makes this delicious cheese daily from Decmber through to August.
As low as £10.00
Please note there is very limited and inconsistent availability between September and January due to the scarcity of sheep's milk during these months

Net content: approx. 500g

Packaging: Vacuum pack

Ingredients: Sheep's Milk 100%, Rennet

Allergens: Milk

Manousos Tsitsiridis, Sfakia, Crete

In 1994, having just graduated from the Dairy School of Ioannina, 35-year-old Manousos Tsitsiridis took over the family cheese business in Askifou, Sfakia. Using an old family recipe, he started to make cheese daily from November through to July, a total of 60 tons of cheese a year, exclusively with local milk, supplied by 35 farmers in the region. The west of Crete, and the area of Sfakia in particular, are remote and wild, with plenty of pasture for the sheep to graze on, from the low plains by the sea in winter, to the high montains in summer. The exceptionally diverse flora of the cretan landscape enrich the flavour of the milk and Manousos uses some of the herbs directly in his cheesmaking, with his smoked thyme graviera. He produces a full range of traditional Cretan cheeses, from galomzyithra, a set cream cheese used in both sweet and savoury pastries, a light whey anthotiro, which is like fresh ricotta, and different ages of PDO Crete Graviera.

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