Metsovone Cheese | A Unique Product of the Mountainous Metsovo
Updated: Jun 22
Metsovone is a semi-hard smoked pasta filata cheese produced in the region of Metsovo (Epirus, Greece). It was an idea of the Tositsas family (see Michael Tositsas), and a cheese similar to the Italian provolone cheese, an aged (stretched-curd) cheese with origins in in Casilli near Vesuvius.
It has been a European protected designation of origin since 1996 and it is manufactured from cow’s milk or a mixture of cow and sheep or goat milk.
Metsovone pairs well with red wine and it has a sharp taste, close to Swiss cheeses. It is widely known as a grilling cheese (they grill it sliced with paprika in Metsovo).