Kalathaki cheese from Limnos PDO
Kalathaki is traditionally made only on the island of Lemnos and is sometimes called, the ‘Greek island Feta.’ A white, soft to medium-hard cheese, without skin and with holes, the cheese owes its name to its production method; a basket. The shape resembles a basket and is formed from basket-molds; originally, made from reeds or wicker, now from plastic. It has a rich, salty and slightly sour taste with woody aromas. It is a Protected Designation of Origin product made on the island of Lemnos from sheep’s milk, which creates excellent quality cheese, or with a blend of goat’s milk (not to exceed 30%).