Sfela cheese

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Sfela cheese

Description: A ΠΟΠ (POP) semi-hard Greek cheese which is matured and stored in brine. The cheese is produced traditionally from sheep's milk or goat's milk or from a mixture of the two.

Geographical area: The Messinia and Lakonia prefectures in the southern Péloponnèse.

Evidence: The cheese has been known for more than a century. It is made using traditional technology and ripened in installation within the defined geographical area.

Method of production: The milk is coagulated at 30-32C. The cheese curd is divided into pieces and reheated to 38-40C. It is then placed in cheesecloths for draining. It is lightly pressed and cut into strips or lumps (slabs) which are then salted on the surface.

The cheese is placed in vessels of brine for 1 month at room temperature and then at a temperature of 4-6C for not less than 3 months to bring ripening to completion.

Link: The cheese is produced using traditional technology from the milk of goat and sheep breeds reared traditionally in the above-stated geographical area.

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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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