Cypriot Cheese

Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 14th, 2009

I think a Greek blog would be incomplete without introducing some of the Greek cheeses. I have written about some of these cheeses in the past but I thought that it would be a good idea to put them all in one post with some recipes.   In the future I shall be updating this post […]

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Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 17th, 2008

As I am writing this post, today 17th February, 2008 my relatives in Cyprus are in church, commemorating my mother’s death, 12 years ago. She died on 23rd February, 1996 and the mnymosyno  (memorial) always take place on the Sunday which precedes the date of death. This day is always very hard for me because […]

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Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 15th, 2008

Can you think of a better way to start your breakfast? I am sure you can, but here’s a kind of breakfast we have in Cyprus. It’s a a Halloumi cake, with lots and lots and lots and lots of mint. It’s so easy to make and yet you just can’t have enough of it.  […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 3rd, 2007

Kaskavalli is a Cypriot table cheese, which I would describe to be similar to kefalograviera.  It is a hard, yellow cheese and it is characteristic from the many holes it has, when it is cut.  Its origin is from Italy but I don’t know when they started making this cheese in Cyprus, probably during the […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 2nd, 2007

Halloumi is a Cheese, indigenous to Cyprus, well known for its unique taste.  It is manufactured from a mixture of goat’s and sheep milk.   It has a high melting point, and so can easily be fried or grilled. The cheese is white, with a distinctive layered texture and has a creamy, salty flavour.   It has […]

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