Ladotyri of Zakynthos (known in Zakynthos as “ntopio”-which means local) is a kind of hard and spicy cheese without skin and with asymmetric holes. It is made from sheep’s and goat’s milk. The production process begins during the spring months: initially, the cheese is placed in clay pots and matured in local olive oil. As time passes, the cheese gets a solid and hard mass, while the maturation process lasts about a year.
When Ladotyri is ready, its main characteristics are the mature and spicy – with notes of oil flavour.