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Batzos

Batzos
  • Made from pasteurized goat's or sheep's milk

  • Country of origin: Greece

  • Region: Central and Western Macedonia, Thessaly

  • Type: semi-hard

  • Fat content: 20%

  • Texture: dry

  • Colour: white

  • Flavour: piquant, salty, sour, spicy

  • Aroma: pleasant

  • Vegetarian: no

Batzos is a very popular cheese with Controlled Denomination of Origin (DOC) since from 1996 and from 1988 it is safeguarded by law. Batzos is manufactured from sheep's milk or a mixture of sheep's with goat's milk, which is unpasteurized and slightly unbuttered. Semi-hard in texture, it is without outer skin and there are small holes scattered on it. Mainly manufactured in the areas of Thessalia, Western and Central Macedonia. This white color cheese contains in boxes with square shape has around 1 KG weight. It contained around 19-20 % fats.