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Product Description
The kashkaval cheese is one of the oldest cheeses of the island of Lemnos. Its production method dates back to many centuries ago. It is a strong, aromatic cheese, with a buttery flavour, made from local sheep's milk. It has a great history, given that it was initially produced by the farmers of Lemnos, then called ʺkehayiadesʺ, way back in the middle ages. The reheating of the curd is a very typical characteristic of the production process. In the past, the drying process traditionally took place after May. Whole cheeses were placed in wooden sieves and were allowed to dry in the shade, away from sunlight, usually under the trees. The standard temperature was over 22 degrees Celsius. Kashkaval cheese is served just as any other table cheese, but it can also be fried, to make saganaki cheese. Try it grated over pasta and as a special ingredient in risotti, pizzas, pies and green salads. A wide range of options - all one needs is to be creative!
Ingredients
Sheeps and goats pasteurized milk, culture, salt and rennet.
  • Net Weight
    800g
  • Gross Weight
    622g
  • Width
    13.4cm
  • Depth
    7cm
  • Height
    15cm
  • Awards
    The "Hrysafis" kashkaval cheese won a "Distinction in the category of Products" through its participation in the 2010-2011 Gourmet Awards, held by the Sunday newspaper "Kyriakatiki Eleftherotypia"
Product History
Dairy products have always played a leading role in the Greek traditional food culture. Rich in calcium, phosphorus and magnesium, they decisively contribute to the proper development of the human body and its defence mechanisms.
Meet the producer: Hrysafi family
Hrysafi family
The company -"Hrysafis", was founded in Lemnos 28 years ago. It is a family business that passionately continues the island's rich culinary tradition.The company has selected the lily of the sea for its trademark, a typical and rare flower of the island of Lemnos. The Hrysafi family rediscover traditional recipes making best use of the unique raw materials generously provided by the local land, for instance: sheep and goat milk, flour from the local wheat variety, "mavragani," and fresh local eggs.The company -"HRYSAFI", uses the certified food safety management system EN ISO 22000:2005.At the same time, it has been in close collaboration with the “DEPARTMENT OF FOOD SCIENCE & NUTRITION" of the UNIVERSITY OF THE AEGEAN, on research and development issues, since 2009.  It is a multidimensional collaboration, including, among others, the implementation of approved research programs aimed at creating new innovative traditional products.
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Visit the region: Lemnos
Lemnos

Under the dazzling light of the sun, surrounded by the northern Aegean Sea, emerges a simple, austere and timeless landscape. Low hills with vineyards, wheat fields and vegetables, terraced slopes, fragrant brushwood and thyme, ravines and distinctive rock and volcanic formations and sea caves, indented coastlines with beautiful pebbly beaches, medieval castles and traditional villages. Lemnos is a volcanic island, characterized by its rare geological rock formations and one of the richest ecosystems in Europe.

What is it that makes Lemnos so special? Its archaeological sites are certainly part of its charm as they are considered significant and draw the interest of Greek and international travelers. Its long, rich history and breathtaking natural vistas definitely guarantee unforgettable vacations.

However, it is the island’s culinary tradition that truly makes it stand apart. Although Lemnos is characterized by a rocky, argillaceous soil, it is a fertile island whose local traditional products are of impressive quality reflecting the land’s soil and climate conditions. Since ancient times, the island of Lemnos has been hailed as the land of unique products such as Lemnos wines. Today, the island continues its tradition in excellence crafting in addition to its premium wines, artisanal, PDO cheeses such as Kalathaki Lemnou and producing premium raw honey and “mavragani”, a semolina-like flour made from an ancient wheat variety locally farmed. Still the basis of Lemnos traditional fare, Lemnos wines, cheeses, honey, and mavragani-based pasta are now traveling throughout the world, acquiring enthusiasts, and drawing rave reviews for their Lemnos personality!

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«Kaskavali» cheese from Lemnos "Hrysafis Family" 800g

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Product code: 000266 Gross Weight 622g
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A cheese with a full-bodied, buttery flavour!
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