Myzithra of Crete
Mizithra is a type of cheese that exists in many areas of Greece and Cyprus. In Crete, it is used in cooking and confectionery with two types of mizithra, the sweet mizithra and the xinomyzithra. These are two types of cheese that stand out for their special flavors and at the same time are very different from each other.
The (sweet) mizithra is a white, soft cheese with a subtle sweet taste. It is mainly used in confectionery, and specifically in the famous Cretan pies, where in combination with sugar and cinnamon, it is an ideal filling!
Xinomizithra, also a white and soft cheese, with an intense, sour, salty characteristic taste can be used on many levels in cooking. Typical use is of course in the famous Cretan dako, in which the sweetness of the tomato with the special taste of xinomizithra creates a unique combination, which comes to take off the fresh oregano and the fine olive oil.