Greek Recipes

Greek and Cypriot recipes

Vegetarian (Meatless) Moussaka Recipe

Moussaka (moo-sah-KAH) is perhaps the most widely recognized Greek dish. This recipe is a result of tinkering with the traditional ingredients to make a lighter, vegetarian moussaka recipe. I wouldn’t recommend trying to whip this up on a busy weeknight as it is still quite time consuming. When you have the time to devote to prepping […]

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 […]

Myzithra – Greek Cheese

In her book “When Zeus Became a Man (with Cretan shepherds),” author Sabine Ivanovas describes myzithra as “the most sensuous cheese of the world.” When she visited cheesemaker Vassilikos in the village of Xeraxyla on Crete and asked for a sample of his just-made myzithra, she reported that it melts on the tongue and fills […]

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 […]

Kefalograviera – Greek Cheese

Kefalograviera is one of the newer Greek cheeses. Production was started in the 1960s and it has quickly become a favorite table cheese. The taste of this hard cheese is salty, somewhere between kefalotyri and graviera, hence the name. It is made from sheep’s milk. Greek name and pronunciation: Κεφαλογραβιέρα, pronounced keh-fah-lo-grahv-YAIR-ah At the market: […]

Tomato & Pasta Soup – Domatosoupa me Lathi

In Greek: ντοματόσουπα με λάδι, pronounced doh-mah-TOH-soo-pah meh LAH-thee This is a favorite soup in my home on rainy days. We serve it with grated kefalotyri (good substitutes are pecorino and parmesan). Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 45 minutes Total Time: 1 hour Ingredients: 1 2/3 pounds of ripe tomatoes 1 stalk of wild celery or Chinese celery (or 1 […]