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Egg-shaped volaki is one of several cheeses made on the island of Andros in the Cyclades, using pasteurized cow's milk. It comes in two forms:

Βολάκι Μαλακό Άνδρου (Volaki malako androu) Soft, young Volaki, a buttery cheese people like at breakfast, with fruit and honey. It's also good in cheese pies.

Σκληρό βολάκι (Sklero Volaki 'hard volaki') As it ages, the cheese takes on a yellow hue and full bodied buttery taste, good with tsipouro and is ideal grated on pasta.

Aegean Islands

Cheese, dairy and eggs

Text © Dana Facaros

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