Graviera Naxou (PDO)

Graviera Naxou (PDO) Protected Designation of Origin Geographical area is undoubtedly the figurehead (“flagship”) of the island’s production and at the same time also the most important and best-known product of the island.

This hard cheese in the shape of a cylinder, with its pale yellow colour, thin, dry rind, compact, elastic consistency, characteristic irregular holes, a refined aroma, sweet and delicate taste, and very characteristic aftertaste, is made from 80 % cow’s milk and a maximum of 20 % sheep’s and goat’s milk, with the addition of traditional rennet.

It has a high calcium content and (11) liters of milk are used to produce one kilo of Graviera. It has been named by many institutes and scientists as one of the most suitable cheeses for consumption by people of all ages!

It is one of the excellent Greek cheeses and is suitable for all uses (table cheese, grated cheese, fried cheese, etc.).

About 1,250 tons of Graviera Naxou (PDO) are produced annually. The product is sold on the domestic and international market in nine (9), three (3), and one (1) kilos, in pieces of 250-gram (“wedges”) and stable weight.

Graviera Naxou (PDO) has received many important national and international awards. Some of them are the Golden Taste Award at the Festival of Greek Cheeses and 2 stars in the Excellent Taste Competition of the iTQi Institute in Brussels in 2015, 2016, and 2018, while it won Gold at the Taste Olymp Awards in 2017 and 2020.