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Mizithra Cheese

Nutritional Information

1 cup, mizithra cheese

  • Calories 708
  • Calories from Fat 617.76
  • Amount%DV
  • Total Fat 68.64g106%
  • Saturated Fat 43.248g216%
  • Monounsaturated Fat 19.37g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 2.479g
  • Cholestreol 216mg72%
  • Sodium 1615mg67%
  • Potassium 269mg8%
  • Total Carbohydrate 8.4g3%
  • Dietary Fiber 0g0%
  • Sugars 8.4g
  • Protein 17.04g34%
  • Calcium 17mg2%
  • Iron 15mg83%
  • Vitamin A 56%
  • Vitamin C 0%

Mizithra Cheese on Wikipedia:

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Mizithra (Greek: μυζήθρα) is a traditional unpasteurized cheese made from sheep milk - and/or goat-milk whey with some added milk. The cheese is soft, snow-white, creamy, and granular; its flavor is similar to ricotta salata. It is made in various sizes and shapes, most commonly a truncated cone. The fresh, soft, sweet form is called simply mizithra; the sour version is xynomizithra. If it is aged, it becomes anthotyros. It is eaten as dessert with honey, or as mezes with olives and tomato. In the past, balls of Mizithra were hung outdoors in small sheets of muslin to air-dry.

In Cyprus a similar cheese is known in both types (fresh or dry) as ``Anari`` (Αναρή in Greek).

See also

List of cheeses Cuisine of Greece