Anthotyro is a white whey cheese, a variation of and similar to myzithra, made from sheep’s and goat’s milk.
Greek name and pronounciation:
ανθότυρο, pronounced ahn-THOH-tee-roh
Alternate spelling: anthotiro
At the market:
Like myzithra, anthotyro comes in a soft, fresh version that has a light lemon flavor, and in dryer (aged) form (photo) which is semi-hard and saltier.
Nutritional Information per 100 grams (3.5 ounces)
- Calories: 318
- Protein: 10 grams
- Carbohydrates: 2 grams
- Fat: 30 grams
Soft anthotyro is often called the Greek cream cheese because of its taste. It is more granular in texture. It is traditionally used as a table or dessert cheese and as an ingredient in stuffed pies (pitas). It goes well with fruits such as figs, pears, and apples.
Aged anthotyro is used as a grated cheese in egg, potato, and pasta dishes.