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Kopanisti, the local cheese from Mykonos: Kopanisti is a typical spicy cheese that originates from Mykonos and is highly appreciated for its unique flavor. It is a great accompaniment to ouzo, the famous Greek beverage. Kopanisti can be mixed with butter or any other white cheese, to give a lighter flavor. Its creamy texture and white color are what makes this cheese so tasty.
Although Kopanisti Cheese is produced in almost all islands of Cyclades, the kopanisti of Mykonos is the most famous. This is a soft, spicy cheese and its color ranges from white to sugar white. The milk used is either cow milk or a mixture of sheep and goat milk. It needs many months for the fermentation and during this time adding more milk may also be needed. This product has Protected Denomination of Origin and its industrial production is not permitted. It is produced manually.