Greek Recipes

Greek and Cypriot recipes

Kasseri – Greek Cheese

Kasseri cheese is a medium texture, slightly tart, table cheese that is popular in Greek cuisine. Its color ranges from off white to slightly yellow, depending on how long it has been aged and the type of milk that is used. Kasseri is usually aged for at least four months, until it develops a hard consistency like Parmesan or Romano cheese. A […]

Cheesy Cornbread – Bobota me Tyri

Bobota (bo-BOH-tah) is a rustic country cornbread that can be served on the sweet or savory side. The sweet version often has a honey-orange syrup. This version incorporates delicious Kasseri, Kefalotyri, and Feta cheese and can be served alone as a quick breakfast or as a savory side dish to dinner. Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 40 minutes […]

Greek Cheeses

Some words about Greek Cheeses Greek Cheeses List: Name in English Name in Greek Pronunciation Anevato Ανεβατό ah-neh-vah-TOH Anthotyro Ανθότυρο ahn-THOH-tee-roh Batzos Μπάτζος BAHD-zohss Feta Φέτα FEHT-tah Formaella Φορμαέλλα for-mah-EL-lah Galotyri Γαλοτύρι ghah-loh-TEE-ree Graviera Γραβιέρα ghrahv-YAIR-ah Kalathaki Καλαθάκι kah-lah-THAH-kee Kasseri Κασέρι kah-SEH-ree Katiki Κατίκι kah-TEE-kee Kefalograviera Κεφαλογραβιέρα keh-fah-loh-ghrav-YAIR-ah Kefalotyri Κεφαλοτύρι keh-fah-lo-TEE-ree Kopanisti Κοπανιστή koh-pah-nee-STEE Ladotyri […]

Greek Cheeses some words

According to Greek mythology, Aristaios, son of Apollo and Cyrene, was sent by the gods to give the gift of cheese-making to the Greeks. It was called a “gift of everlasting value,” and if the reputation of today’s variety of Greek cheeses is anything to go by, the value of that gift keeps increasing with […]

Makaronia me Manitaria & Beikon: Baked Pasta with Mushrooms & Bacon

In Greek: μακαρόνια με μανιτάρια και μπεϊκον, say: mah-kah-ROHN-yah me mah-nee-TAH-reeyah kai bacon A delightful family meal, add a seasonal salad, bread, and a tart dish like easy marinated peppers for a delicious spread. A great make-ahead dish, this can be prepared the day before and refrigerated until time to bake. Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 50 minutes […]

Saganaki Greek salad

Saganaki (flaming cheese) is a national Greek dish consisting of a hot cheese that can be baked, grilled or fried. Every village and taverna in Greece has its own recipe. Saganaki is nothing more than a thick slab of Kasseri cheese that is given a good splash of potent brandy and flamed. The firm, white Kasseri cheese sort […]

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 […]