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kalathaki Limnou

καλαθάκι Λήμνου

'Basket' cheese from Limnos, made mostly from the milk of free range sheep and sometimes goats. After the milk is curdled it is pressed into moulds that give the cheese its name and matured in brine for two months. No one knows how ancient it is, although it fairly matches Homer's description of cheese-making in the Odyssey. It's often used as a table cheese with fruit. Designated PDO (ΠΟΠ).

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Xilos