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Mastelo from Chios

Mastelo: Chios cheese, soft, chewy, versatile. Great for saganaki, pizza, stuffing, and more. Delightful, with Venetian roots.

Close-up of pieces and a half round Greek ‘Mastelo’ is a soft

Mastelo is a soft, cow-milk cheese with a distinctive chewy texture and a mild, slightly savory flavor, and is a trademark for cheeses produced on the island of Chios. The word “mastelo” is Venetian in origin and literally means the wooden bucket used for collecting the milk.

Mastelo is a versatile cheese with multiple possible uses in the kitchen: it’s excellent for making “saganaki” it can replace mozzarella in pizzas and pies; it can be used as stuffing for meats and vegetables. Whatever use you make of it, it is always delicious!

Source: My Little Greek Foodbook
Photo: gr.all.biz

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