Metsovone cheese


Metsovone cheese




Metsovone
Production AreaMetsovo, Greece
MilkCow
PasteurizedTraditionally not but commercially yes
TextureSemi-hard
Moistureapprox. 41.8%
Fat contentapprox. 25.9%
Protein contentapprox. 26.8%
Saltapprox. 2.8%
Dimensions/weightVariable
Aging timemin. 3 months
CertificationProtected Designation of Origin (in the EU)

Metsovone ( _el. Μετσοβόνε)) is a traditional Greek cheese with protected designation of origin. It is a semi-hard smoked cheese, of "pasta filata" type, which is produced in the region of Metsovo (Epirus) from where the name derives. Metsovone is considered as an excellent quality table cheese. It is manufactured from cow’s milk but mixtures with small quantities of sheep’s or goat’s milk are also used.

See also

*List of cheeses
*Cuisine of Greece


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