Verginis – Greek Cheese Dairy Products

Verginis Feta Cheese PDO From Kastoria

It is certainly the most renowned of Greek cheeses, even to the detriment of other, equally great, Greek cheese dairy products. Yet not without reason. Feta, which roughly translates as “slice”, is a brined curd white cheese made exclusively in Greece from whole sheep’s milk or from a mixture of sheep and goat’s milk. It is a crumbly aged cheese, commonly produced in blocks, and has a slightly grainy texture. Feta is used as a table cheese, as well as in salads, e.g. the famous Greek salad, and pastries.

Since 2002, Feta has been a protected designation of origin product in the European Union. According to relevant EU legislation, only those cheeses produced in a traditional way in particular areas of Greece, have the privilege of being called Feta.

High-quality feta cheese should have a creamy texture when sampled, and aromas of ewe’s milk, butter, and yogurt. In the mouth it is tangy, slightly salty, and mildly sour, with a spicy finish that recalls pepper and ginger, as well as a hint of sweetness. That is what “VerginisFeta Cheese PDO From Kastoria” is all about. Feta PDO from Kastoria in northern Greece has a slightly spicy and salty flavor with an exceptional white color.