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San Micháli

Σαν Μιχάλη

A hard, spicy and salty cow's milk cheese matured for eight months, made after a mountain on the island of Sýros since the 1960s and much treasured by gourmets.

It's expensive (there are not that many cows on the Cyclades, for one thing, and each kilo of cheese requires almost 5kg of milk). It's an excellent table cheese, with a hazelnut aroma. Designated PDO (ΠΟΠ).

Aegean Islands

Cheese, dairy and eggs


Text © Dana Facaros

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