14 Jul “Balaki”, a fresh unpasteurized cow or sheep cheese you can buy at the street market of Tinos
Posted at 16:14h in artisan, local products 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.