Smile and Say……”X” is for Xynotyro

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I think this was my only option!

“X” is for XYNOTYRO

cheesewiki.com

cheesewiki.com

Sounds like it’s from Greece, right? Right, it is.

Xynotyro, also known as Xynotyri, is made using leftover whey from sheep or goat’s milk. It is a hard and flaky cheese with a melt-in-the-mouth consistency. The pungent aroma sharply contrasts the sweet, burnt caramel, lanolin and sour taste of the whey.

A traditional Xynotyro is prepared by draining and curing whey in reed baskets and allowing it to mature in animal skin bags (yup). The cheese is either consumed fresh or ripened for three months with the use of microflora bacteria. Having only 20 per cent fat content makes Xynotyro one of the most delicious, natural, low-fat cheeses.

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4 Comments

Martha
Bacteria for cheese…….why should infections have all the fun?! Couldn’t wait for the X………well done!

Sounds delicious!


Timothy S. Brannan
The Other Side, April Blog Challenge: The A to Z of Witches

Martha, how about XXX Cheddar?
Would that be somewhat inappropriate?
http://wlswarts.blogspot.com/2011/01/best-cheddar-ever-yanceys-fancy-xxx.html

These cheese posts have been heaven 🙂

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