Fresh Mizithra is a Greek cheese made from the sheep’s milk 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, and not meant to be aged, and is very perishable. It’s not really exported from Greece.
There is a version of Mizithra which is salted, and aged.
See also: Aged Mizithra
Mizithra cheese (fresh) is often served with a sweetener such as honey for breakfast. It is also good in cooked dishes.
Mizithra may also be transliterated into English as “Myzithra” with a “y.”