|Country of Origin||Greece|
|Region||Western Macedonia, Grevena|
|Milk||Raw sheep’s or goat’s milk|
|Ingredients||100% pasteurized goat’s milk, natural sea salt, thistle rennet, lactic acid culture|
|Taste||Salty, acidic, tangy, fresh|
|Wine Pairing||Mavrodafni, Moschato|
|Food Pairing||Salads, savory pastries, toast, crackers|
|Texture||Creamy, soft, grainy|
|Color||White to pale pink|
This cheese is made in a mountainous region within a continental climate and from the milk of local breeds Grevenoiotika sheep and goats which are almost impossible to find outside of the region.
The Anevato has the distinction for a fresh cheese of being ripened for two months before it can be sold.
The affineur’s duty for this cheese is to ensure that the rind does not form when ripening.
Also read: What is Affinage in Cheesemaking? (RIPENING)
Anevato Greek Cheese History
This phenomenal Greek cheese was first produced by local shepherds in western Macedonia. Nevertheless, it has since been produced in Greneva & the Kozani prefecture (particularly in the Voio area) for many years.
Initially, local shepherds would use thistle rennet to coagulate the goat’s milk early in the morning and allow the curd to rise during the day.
The daily actions by the hardworking shepherds is what ultimately gives Anevato its name which means ‘the cheese that rises’.
How to Enjoy Anevato
Anevato is often eating alone with a spoon.
Nevertheless, adding it to your salad and savory pastries can also be an excellent choice.
Furthermore, this cheese can also be spread on toast and cracker to make for a delicious and quick snack.
Our favorite cracker to go along with Anevato:
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