Mizithra is a traditional cheese made from sheep, goat or cow’s milk or a mixture of them. In order to curdle the mizithra, it is poured into a special cloth and then it is hanged to drain. During this process, mizithra becomes pear-shaped in form.
Mizithra is divided mainly into two types, the fresh unsalted, the slightly salted and aged with salty taste and hard texture. Fresh mizithra is used in cooking and pastry, while the dried is ideal for grated cheese on pasta.