Feta is a soft, rindless Greek white cheese with holes in it. It is made from sheep’s milk or a combination of sheep and goat’s milk, and has a salty, clean taste.
Halloumi is a mild, semi-hard cheese prized for its ability to keep its shape when cooked; it can even be fried, or grilled over open grates.
Aged Mizithra is a salty-tasting Greek sheep’s milk cheese which is hard and crumbly, with a sharp taste. It is made in very white, dry, firm balls that can be round or egg-shaped. It can be grated like Parmesan.
Fresh Mizithra is fresh, unsalted Greek cheese made from sheep’s milk whey. It is soft and creamy, with a cottony feel.
Telemes is a cheese very much like feta, in that it is aged and stored in brine, and ends up crumbly. The main difference between the two cheeses is that genuine feta is never made from cow’s milk, whereas Telemes is.