Graviera of Crete is a traditional Greek cheese with Controlled Denomination of Origin (DOC) which is exclusively manufactured in Crete from ewe’s milk or mixtures with small quantities of goat’s milk. It is ripened for at least 5 months. Graviera of Crete is a high quality hard cheese of propionic fermnuentation with a slightly sweet taste and very pleasant organoleptic properties. Graviera of Crete must contain moisture up to 38%, fat in dry matter at least 40% and salt not more than 2%. Graviera from Crete has a burnt-caramel taste. It has a subtle taste with a pleasant roasting smell. Specifically, it has a rich, sweet, buttery and slightly salted aftertaste. In Crete cheese is eaten alone throughout the day either as accompaniment or as appetizer while the Cretan graviera topped with honey is everyone’s favorite breakfast or supper. It is consumed as table cheese while its mild taste makes it great for serving.