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Armexia Androu

Αρμεξιά Άνδρου

Αρμεξιά (Armexia), also known as Ανάλατη (analati, 'the unsalted') or Πετρωτή Petroti ('the petrified') is a soft white cow's milk cheese with a short shelf life.

The milk is mixed with rennet for a day, then hung in cheesecloth to drain. Afterwards, at least in the old days, it was squished under a flat piece of marble to remove the last of the liquid (today they have a machine). It has mildly sour taste, and is popular with fruit as a dessert; some people prefer it to Feta in salads

Aegean Islands

Cheese, dairy and eggs

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by athinorama