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Kefalotyri Cheese for Delivery or Pickup

The Instacart guide to kefalotyri products

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FAQs about kefalotyri

Kefalotyri is an extremely versatile cheese as you can use it instead of several types of cheeses. Some cheeses you can swap out include the following:
  • Graviera: Not many recipes call for this cheese, but if you have a dish that involves frying this cheese, feel free to use kefalotyri instead.
  • Haloumi: Another fried cheese; this has a milder flavor than Graviera and could be swapped out for kefalotyri.
  • Pecorino: If you're using grated kefalotyri, you can substitute it for Pecorino, which is also made from sheep's milk.
  • Romano: This is a type of Pecorino cheese, and it has a strong flavor, just like kefalotyri.

Yes, you can freeze this type of cheese because it's a hard cheese. You can either freeze the cheese in grated form or wrap it in aluminum foil and place it in a freezer-safe plastic bag or container. This prevents the cheese from developing freezer burn. 

It's best to avoid freezing huge chunks of cheese as it will lose its moisture quicker and become crumbly once thawed. The texture of the cheese is the main component that changes when you freeze cheese, so if you plan to use the cheese in sauces or grated, it's less of an issue than if you plan to fry it. If you freeze kefalotyri, it should last for about 6 months in the freezer. Make sure to defrost the cheese in the refrigerator before you use it in a recipe.

Compared to Parmigiano-Reggiano, kefalotyri is the healthier option. One ounce of kefalotyri has 7.5 grams of total fat, 20 milligrams of cholesterol, and 248 milligrams of sodium. Its sodium is almost half of what you would find in Parmigiano-Reggiano. If you're on a low-sodium diet or want to avoid consuming a lot of salt, consider using kefalotyri cheese.