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KALATHAKI CHEESE FROM LEMNOS P.D.O.

Kalathaki cheese of Lemnos is an excellent type of Feta cheese which comes from the Ancient years of Homer.

It is a product worth to taste and buy. It is named as a product of Protected Designation of Origin (P.D.O.).

The kalathaki cheese of Lemnos has the shape of a small wheel, white, with scattered small holes filled with drops of liquid fat. The name of the "kalathaki", which means small basket in English, comes from the pre-shape that cheese gets and the scars left by the little basket to which it is placed.

This rich delicious cheese is produced from sheep and goats milk, of animals grazing on green hills of Lemnos Island.

The product can be served as an accompaniment to a meal or with fruit. Additionally it can be used in pies or cooked with meat.

The "basket" of Lemnos is also produced in another variety named melichloro cheese, well known from the Kaviria Mysteries.The melichloro or melipasto kalathaki of Lemnos is ideal as a fried snack.

 

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