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Kouvarakis Xigalo PDO Sitia

Xigalo is a soft fresh spreadable cheese traditionally made in the pretty harbour town of Sitia in Eastern Crete. It is made from the natural acidification of goat’s and sheep’s milk, with a little added salt and nothing else. Pure white in colour with a lovely grainy mouthfeel, it is perfect for spreading on crackers, for use in dips or salads. This traditional Cretan cheese was recongnised with a Protected Designation of Origin status in 2011. The Greek word Xigalo is connected to the world oxygala, meaning acid-milk. This cheese is mildly acidic, which ads a fresh zing to any dish it is used in, and a big part of an authentic Cretan diet.
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As low as £4.50
Net content: 200g-2.3kg

Packaging: Plastic tub

Suitable for Vegetarians

Ingredients: Pasteurised Goat's And Sheep's Milk, Salt

Allergens: Milk

Typical ValuesPer 100g
Energy675kJ/
163kcal
Fat11.9g
of which Saturates8.5g
Carbohydrate4.3g
of which Sugars1.9g
Protein9.4g
Fibre0.4g
Salt1.2g
Delicious served as an appetizer alongside dolmadakia or dakos and ideal for spreading on bread.

Kouvarakis, Siteia, Crete

Ioannis Kouvarakis opened his first shop in Sitia, Crete, in 1977. In 2004, his sons took over and created a modern dairy while upholding respect for tradition. Their milk is sourced from Lasithi and Zakro, which contributes to the excellent quality and taste of their products, particularly the soft, spreadable Xigalo Sitias, a uique PDO cheese.

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