Greek Recipes

Greek and Cypriot recipes

Greek 5-Cheese Pie with Mushrooms

The combination of several cheeses make this a favorite! Layers of cheese, phyllo, and fresh cap mushrooms create a fabulous snack or party dish. Cook Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Ingredients: 1 pound of fresh mushrooms, cleaned, chopped .4 pound (6.4 ounces) butter-flavored shortening (or margarine), melted .6 pound (9.6 ounces) of feta cheese, grated .8 pound (12.8 ounces) of […]

Meat Pie from Cephalonia

KEFALONITIKI KREATOPITA This recipe, from native Cephalonian Roussa Meleti, originally appeared in my first book, The Food and Wine of Greece. Makes 8 to 10 servings Ingredients: 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for brushing 1/2 pound boneless lamb, trimmed of fat and cut into 1/2-inch pieces 1/2 pound lean boneless pork, cut into 1/2-inch pieces […]

Codfish Pie from Ithaca

BAKALIAROPITA TIS ITHAKIS Makes 8 to 10 servings Codfish pies are found throughout the Ionian Islands. The Ithacan version includes both rice and cubed potatoes, testimony to the fact that this originated as poor man’s food, a dish that needed to be as filling as possible. Cod pie is a classic Lenten dish not only in Ithaca but in Cephalonia […]

Metsovone – Greek Cheese

Metsovone is a smoked cheese produced in the Metsovo area in northwest Greece, hence its name. It is made from cow’s milk, or a combination of cow’s and goat’s milk. The taste is slightly sharp, not unlike Swiss cheese. During production, metsovone is suspended from the ceiling so that nothing touches the surface of the […]

Manouri – Greek Cheese

Manouri is a semi-soft fresh white cheese made from the drained whey from feta production (sheep or goat milk). It is similar to feta cheese but creamier and less salty or salt-free. It is made in Central and Western Macedonia and in Thessalia. Greek name and pronounciation: μανούρι, pronounced mah-NOOR-ree At the market: Manouri has […]

Lathotyri Mytilinis – Greek Cheese

Lathotyri is a light yellow cheese with a strong flavor. It is lightly salted. The distinguishing characteristic of lathotyri is that it is aged and stored in olive oil, thus the name: latho from the word for “oil” and tyri meaning “cheese.” It is made with sheep milk or a combination of sheep and goat milk. Greek name and […]