Graviera Naxou cheese

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Graviera Naxou cheese
  • Description

Graviera Naxou is a ΠΟΠ (POP) hard cheese traditionally produced from cows’, or a mixture of cows’, ewes’, or goats’ milk, with either of the latter not exceeding 20% of the milk net weight.

  • Geographical area

The island of Naxos in the Cyclades. The milk used comes from cow, sheep and goat breeds which are fully adapted to the Naxos environment and whose diet is based on the island’s flora.

  • History

The cheese has been produced on Naxos since the 19th century at least. It enjoys a good reputation and is esteemed for its special characteristics. It is made from using traditional technology and matured in installations within the defined geographical area.

  • Production

The milk is curdled at 36-37 degrees C for 30-40 minutes. The curd is them cut and reheated to 50 degrees C over about 30 minutes. The curds are cooked and stirred at a constant temperature of 50 degrees C for 60 minutes. They are then put into moulds lined with cheesecloth and pressed for 3-4 hours. The cheese is then salted in brine at a temperature of 14-15 degrees C with a density of 20% for 2-5 days. After this, it is dried and left to mature for 70-80 days at 15 degrees C.

Reference: The European Commission

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Cheese type Calories per 100g
American cheese 371
Blue cheese 353
Camembert cheese 299
Cheddar cheese 402
Cottage cheese 98
Edam cheese 357
Farmer's cheese 98
Feta cheese 264
Fontina cheese 389
Goat cheese 364
Gouda cheese 356
Gruyere cheese 413
Mozzarella cheese 280
Parmesan cheese 431
Pimento cheese 375
Provolone cheese 352
Queso blanco cheese 310
Ricotta cheese 174
Roquefort cheese 369
Swiss cheese 380

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