One of the most famous international products of the island is the Graviera (gruyère) of Naxos. It is a product of Protected Designation of Origin (PDO). It is produced in the creamerσ of the island with pasteurized cow’s milk and sometimes with the addition of a small amount of sheep’s milk. Gruyere is a yellow […]
Kefalotyri( arseniko) is a yellow hard cheese and reminds of the taste of ripe cottage cheese. This cheese is made from sheep’s, goat’s and cow’s milk and has a strong taste. There are few who maintain the “arseniko” in olive oil.
Sweet Mizithra Naxos is made from goat’s and sheep’s milk. The cheesemaker, while boiling it, removes the sediment and at the bottom of the cauldron there is the sweet myzithra. It is an unsalted cheese ideal for those who are on a diet.
The Naxos anthotyro (cottahe cheese) is actually a sweet myzhythra that has been stored, aged and dried for a long time. It is slightly salted, has a strong taste and with a small amount of fat.