Batzos cheese – PDO
Batzos cheese, a traditional shepherd’s cheese, is a semi-hard or hard white brine cheese in square pieces with holes. It has a pleasantly sour, slightly spicy and very salty taste and aged in brine for at least six months. It is a Protected Designation of Origin product and made in Central and Western Macedonia and Thessaly with sheep’s milk (slightly skimmed), goat’s milk or a mixture of both. It is best pan-fried in a little oil as a delicious side dish.