is the Greek name for this spirally, cheese filled snack, and it is one of the most common go-to
foods here in Greece. You want something for a late breakfast, tyropita
; you want something for a little snack, tyropita
; you want something for a light evening meal, tyropita
… I think you get my point. You just can’t come to Greece without trying one or three of these, and although I prefer spanikopita
simply for the extra nutrition benefit of added spinach.
You can easily make your own tyropita for a party or just for something fun and delicious to snack on next time you are craving something savory. Whether you choose to make it spiraled, cigar shaped, or simply in a cake pan and cut into squares is up to you!
All you need is a package of ready phyllo sheets, a small container of real feta cheese (the block kind with liquid), and a dash of either dried mint or oregano. Some people use a variety of cheeses by mixing a feta with a harder cheese, this is also great tasting. Choose your cheeses, crumble them together, roll out you phyllo, fill, brush with olive oil and roll up and into a spiral (or long cigars). Bake until golden brown, cool, and serve to everyone around!
It really is easy to make and always a crowd pleaser around this part of the world! Try it and let me know what you think?