Published on April 1, 2014
• Totally 12 different kinds of cheese are produced in the island of Naxos • The most famous cheese of Naxos is Graviera. • Naxos Graviera has P.D.O. (Protected Designation of Origin)
Information about the Graviera • The cheese ,Graviera Naxos, is produced in the island of Naxos, in the Cyclades. It is a kind of cheese with external rind, yellow under-color and compact mass with small holes spread around the mass. • It is a hard cheese, with a pleasant taste and a light aroma. It has a 38% maximum humidity and 40% minimum fat content. It is categorized as a hard table cheese with a pleasant flavor and light aroma. • The milk used for its production comes exclusively from herds raised traditionally and adapted to the particular region, whose diet is based on locally found plants.
Nutritional value of graviera • Graviera mainly contains fat, protein, calcium and phosphorus. • Also, it contains vitamin A, B2, niacin, vitamin B12, vitamin D, zinc and phosphorus.
More information • http://www.easnaxos.com/index.php?option= com_content&view=article&id=128&Itemid=1 56&lang=en
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