14 Jul “Balaki”, a fresh unpasteurized cow or sheep cheese you can buy at the street market of Tinos
The most known Tinian cheese is “μπαλάκι” or “balaki” which is directly made from “Petroma”. “Petroma” is crumbled, salted and shaped as a ball and then let to mature for about 40 days.
It consists of 45% fat and has a creamy and tight texture. That made of sheep milk (between April and June) has a aromatic notes of milk and grass with a rich and sour taste with hints of nuts.