Tsitsiridis Cretan aged graviera is a PDO Cretan cheese made from sheep milk, based on a traditional recipe and it is one of the most awarded in Crete. This is his top graviera, made in big 16kg wheels and aged for over two years. The taste is complex and nutty with a grainy texture.
• Ingredients: pasteurized sheep’s milk 100%
• Origin: Sfakia, Crete (recipe from Chania, Crete)
• Packaging: wax paper (packed by M&G)
The Producer: Manousos Tsitsiridis, from Sfakia, Crete
In 1994, having just graduated from the Dairy School of Ioannina, Manousos Tsitsiridis took over the family cheese business in the village Askifou, Sfakia. With the same old family recipe, he makes daily from November through July a total of 60 tons of cheese a year, exclusively with local milk, supplied by 35 farmers of the region.
Whatever their origins, Greek cheeses are among the finest in the world, and many varieties have been accorded protection under the European Union's Protected Denomination of Origin (PDO) provisions.