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Gais

Pontian Gai, a salt-free cheese from cow’s milk, has a braided belt shape. Soft and filamentous, it offers a mild, unsalted taste. Varieties include mint, boukovo, krokos, raisins, flaxseed, walnuts, enhancing flavors …

close-up of slices of gais cheese from Greece

A cheese of Pontian origin made from fresh, semi-skimmed cow’s milk, prepared without the addition of salt.
It has a braided shape and derives its name from the word gai which means ‘belt’.
It has a soft filamentous texture and a mild milky and unsalted taste. Various spices are often added (mint, boukovo, krokos, raisins, flaxseed, walnuts, etc.) which impart their special flavours and aromas to the cheese.

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