Kasseri is a Greek cheese made from milk of both sheep and goat’s. It has a texture very similar to a cheddar cheese while it is cold, but as it reaches room temperature it releases its oils. Kasseri has a salty, olive like flavor and is delicious plain or incorporated or grated over a dish.
Kasseri is one of the unique Mediterranean cheeses with a super high melting point. This allows Kasseri to be fried or grilled, as it will brown and crisp before it melts.
Kasseri would make an interesting addition to any cheese platter, especially if it was served grilled or fried; it would bring a whole new element to the arrangement. A classic Greek preparation would have you sauté the cheese in butter and toss with a bit of lemon juice of even flambé with Brandy. Pair it with fresh fruits and Mediterranean vegetables for an authentic Greek presentation.
Upon receipt of your order the ice pack may no longer be frozen. This is expected and should not be the cause of alarm. The cheese should be cool to room temperature. Once rewrapped and stored properly the cheese will last up to 3 weeks.
For optimal storage allowing the cheese to breathe and retain moisture wrap the cheese in wax paper, plastic wrap or tin foil upon arrival.
A - Bloomy rind, tomes, hard or dry rind cheeses - wrap only the cut surface in plastic wrap, leaving the rind exposed so the cheese can breathe.
B - Blue cheeses should be wrapped securely in tin foil.
C - Washed rind cheeses should be wrapped in wax paper.
D - Small cheeses such as goat’s milk crottin should be wrapped in wax paper.
E - Soft cheeses store well in waxed paper or sealed containers.
Store your cheese in a cool, damp place such as a wine cellar, larder, wine cabinet, or in the vegetable drawer of your refrigerator (the warmest part of the refrigerator).
As a general rule, aged hard cheeses last longer than softer, less aged varieties.
For the fullest flavor it is recommended to bring cheese to room temperature before serving.
* See cheese label for proper storage recommendations
To ensure product quality all cheese will ship overnight May 1 through October 1 due to warm summer temperatures.
October through May all cheese will ship 2nd Day, with an Overnight option available at an additional charge.