Kopanisti cheese

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Kopanisti cheese
  • Description

Kopanisti is a ΠΟΠ (POP) soft, salty cheese, with a creamy texture and tangy flavour, produced traditionally from cows’ milk, sheeps’ milk or goats’ milk or from a mixture of those milks.

  • Geographical area

The Cyclades islands. The cheese is made from the milk of sheep, goat and cow breeds reared within the defined geographical area. The animals are fully adapted to the local environment and their diet is based on the flora of the area.

  • History

This cheese has been produced since at least the last century and is known for its "woody and peppery" taste. It is made and ripened in installations within the defined geographical area and is particularly esteemed by consumers for its piquancy and rich aroma.

  • Production

The milk is coagulated at 28-30C with addition of enough rennet to bring curdling to completion in about 2 hours. The cheese curd is left to stand in the vat for 20-24 hours and is then broken up and put into cloth sacks for draining. The drained cheese mass is mixed with salt in the proportion of 4-5% of the net weight. It is then put into a wide aperture container and placed in a cool place with a high relative humidity to promote the growth of an abundant surface mould. Afterwards it is worked around to facilitate even distribution of the moulds a process which is repeated 3-4 times during the ripening period of 30-40 days.

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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