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Easter Flaounes (Cypriot Cheese filled Bread)

Flaounes pr. flah-OU-ness (singular flaouna) is a traditional Cypriot Easter cheese bread made with an aromatic yeasted phyllo dough, filled with a special Cypriot cheese, called Pafitiko, made during the Easter period especially for flaounes,  flavoured with Masticha (mastic resin), mahlepi (mahleb) and mint.

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Kaskavalli

Kaskavalli is a Cypriot table cheese, which I would describe to be similar to kefalograviera.  It is a hard, yellow cheese and it is characteristic from the many holes it has, when it is cut.  Its origin is from Italy but I don’t know when they started making this cheese in Cyprus, probably during the …

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