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Mitzithra Cheese (Fresh)

Fresh Mitzithra is a Greek cheese made from the whey leftover from making cheeses such as Feta and Kefalotiri. The whey is enriched with whole sheep's milk or whole goat's milk.

It is similar to ricotta in look and feel. Like ricotta, it is soft and creamy, but it is drier than ricotta, giving it more of a cottony feel. It also has more flavour than ricotta.

The cheese is not salted. There is a version of Mitzithra which is salted, because it's meant to be aged.

This one isn't meant to be aged, and is very perishable. It's not really exported from Greece, like the aged version is.

Cooking Tips

Mitzithra Cheese (Fresh) is served with a sweetener such as honey for breakfast. It is good in cooked dishes.


Cottage cheese, ricotta.

Language Notes

Mitzithra may also be transliterated into English as "Mytzithra" with a "y."

See also:

Soft Cheeses

Añejo Cheese; Añejo Enchilado Cheese; Banon Cheese; Boilie Cheese; Bonchester Cheese; Boursin Cheese; Brie Cheese; Brillat-Savarin Cheese; Brousse de Brebis; Bruss Cheese; Burrata Cheese; Caboc Cheese; Camembert Cheese; Casu Marzu; Chaource Cheese; Chèvre Frais; Cornish Yarg Cheese; Crottin de Chavignol Cheese; Crowdie Cheese; Cumulus Cheese; Edel de Cléron Cheese; Feta Cheese; Feuille d'automne Cheese; Garrotxa Cheese; Hoop Cheese; Kirkham Lancashire Cheese; La Tur Cheese; Lancashire Cheese; Le Cendrillon Cheese; Le Veillon Cheese; Lymeswold Cheese; Mitzithra Cheese (Fresh); Oaxaca Cheese; Oxford Isis Cheese; Pavé de Chirac Cheese; Pié d'angloys; Pithiviers Cheese; Pont Couvert Cheese; Prescinseua Cheese; Saint-Loup Goat Cheese; Saint André Cheese; Soft Cheeses; Soumaintrain Cheese; Squacquerone Cheese; St-Nectaire Cheese; St Tola Cheese; Tarapatapom Cheese; Telemes Cheese; Teviotdale Cheese; Tornegus Cheese; Vacherin Chaput Cheese; Vacherin d'Abondance; Vacherin Mont d'Or; Wensleydale Cheese with Cranberries; Whirl Cheese

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Oulton, Randal. "Mitzithra Cheese (Fresh)." CooksInfo.com. Published 27 June 2004; revised 02 December 2007. Web. Accessed 06/23/2018. <http://www.cooksinfo.com/mitzithra-cheese-fresh>.

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