Kalathaki of Limnos cheese

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Kalathaki of Limnos cheese
  • Description

Kalathaki of Limnos is a ΠΟΠ (POP) soft cheese produced traditionally from sheeps’ milk or from a mixture of sheeps’ milk and goats’ milk and ripened and stored in brine.

  • Geographical area

The island of Lymnos. The cheese is produced using traditional technology exclusively from the milk of sheep and goats of the defined geographical area. The sheep and goats are reared traditionally and are fully-adapted to the environment. Their diet is based on the flora of the area.

  • History

This famous Greek brine cheese has been produced and matured using traditional technology in installations within the defined geographical area for many decades.

  • Production

The milk is coagulated at 33-34C and the curd broken up after 45-60 minutes. This is followed by draining and biological souring in special moulds (wicker) which give the cheese its characteristic sculptured shape. After removal from the moulds the cheeses are given a surface salting before being placed in tins containing a 6-8% sodium chloride brine solution. The cheeses are ripened at a temperature of 14-18C for 3 weeks and then at a temperature of 60C until 2 months of ripening is completed.

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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