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Graviera

Graviera
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  • Made from cow's, goat's or sheep's milk

  • Country of origin: Greece

  • Type: hard

  • Texture: oily

  • Vegetarian: no

  • Synonyms: Crete graviera, Naxos graviera

Graviera is one of the most popular cheeses in Greece. This wheel-shaped cheese is made from the mixture of cow's, goat's and sheep's milk. Graviera has a sweet and fruity taste. The hard, cooked rind is marked with the crisscross pattern of its draining cloth. There are various types of Graviera, for example, Graviera from Crete has a burnt-caramel taste and is made from sheep's milk. Graviera of Naxos is made of cow's milk.

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