Greek Cheese List
Greece produces some of the best cheeses in the world. Greek cheese is made throughout Greece and has a variety of different characteristics.
Types of cheeses that are made depends on the region of Greece and the kinds of milks that are available. Typically, Greek cheese is made from sheep, goat, or cow. The most common of these is cheese made from goat or sheep milk. Cow’s milk cheese are a little rarer.
Greek cheeses of all kinds, especially feta cheese, is not only popular in Greece, but they are also popular in the United States, all over Europe, and throughout the world.
Read about the many types of Greek cheeses you can enjoy during your next meal and also for snacking!
One of the most well-known cheeses of Greece is feta. Feta has been made in Greece for thousands of years and may have even been described by Homer in Odyssey.... Read More
Xygalo Siteias Greek cheese is produced in the municipialities of Lefki, Itanos, Makry Yialos, and Siteia on the island of Crete. It has been produced for over 50 ye... Read More
Sfela is a semi-hard, off-white Greek cheese that is made from sheep’s milk, goat’s milk or a combination of the two. This cheese is matured and stored i... Read More
Pichtogalo Chanion is a cheese made from sheep’s milk, goat’s milk, or a combination of both produced in the prefecture of Chania, Crete. The animals are... Read More
Batzos Greek cheese is produced using sheep’s milk, goat’s milk, or a combination of both. This semi-hard to hard cheese is white to yellow in color and ... Read More
Ladotyri Mytilinis is a hard Greek cheese that is produced on the island of Lesbos. It has been produced since ancient times, making it one of the oldest Greek chees... Read More
Katiki Domokou is a cheese that is produced in the Orthis plateau in the region of Domokos. Katiki Domokou is made from sheep’s milk, goat’s milk, or a c... Read More
Galotiri is a Greek soft table cheese that is made of goat’s milk, sheep’s milk, or a combination of both. Galotiri Greek cheese is produced in Thessaly... Read More
Anevato was first produced in Western Macedonia by local shepherds. They would rennet the goat’s milk in the morning and leave the curd to rise during the day.... Read More
Xynomizithra is a Greek whey cheese that includes some milk. It is made from sheep’s milk, goat’s milk, or a combination of both. Xynomizithra is a sour ... Read More
Manouri Greek cheese is produced in Western and Central Macedonia and Thessaly. This semi-soft white cheese is made from sheep or goat’s milk whey, which is dr... Read More
Kopanisti Mykonou Greek cheese is produced on the islands of Mykonos, Syros, and Tinos. This cheese is a well-known product of the Cyclades. Kopanisti Mykonou cheese... Read More
Kefalograviera is a hard table cheese that is made from 100% sheep’s milk or a mixture of sheep and goat’s milk. Production of Kefalograviera cheese bega... Read More
Metsovone Greek cheese is a semi-hard, naturally smoked cheese made of cow’s milk that is produced in the region of Metsovo in Epirus. Metsovone is named after... Read More
Formaela Greek cheese is produced exclusively in Arachova, Greece. In 1996, was given PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) status. It is made from sheep’s mil... Read More
Kalathaki Limnou is a soft and white cheese that is produced in Lemnos, Greece in the northern Aegean Sea. It is a brine cheese that is made from sheep’s milk.... Read More
Graviera Kritis Greek cheese is made from sheep’s milk. Sometimes goat’s milk is added, but when this is done, the amount cannot exceed 20% of the milk. ... Read More
Kasseri is a Greek cheese that is made from unpasteurized sheep’s milk that sometimes contains a small amount of goat’s milk. Cow’s milk can also b... Read More
San Michali is a Greek cheese that is made from cow’s milk. It is produced on the island of Syros. There is a small village on the island called San... Read More
Graviera is a Greek cheese that is made from cow’s milk and sometimes a combination of cow and sheep’s milk. The Cretan version is graviera cheese is mad... Read More
Mizithra, or Myzithra cheese is one of the most common in Greece. Although feta is, by far, the most common of the cheeses, myzithra is also pretty common and has...... Read More