Kefalotyri Cheese Nutrition Fact

The kefalotyri cheese is an aged sheep’s milk cheese that originated in Greece. This hard, salty cheese is made with unpasteurized milk and has a high-fat content. Kefalotyri can be served as either a table or cooking cheese.

The nutritional value of this cheese varies depending on how it’s aged. Therefore, I took the mean value and compiled the data from the USDA FoodData Central (1, 2), Kourellas kefalotyri (3), and Christakis kefalotyri (4), into a table below.

For a Serving Size of 1 oz (28g)KefalotyriDaily Value (%DV)
Calories, Kcal102
Protein, g714%
Total Fat, g812%
Saturated Fat, g525%
Carbohydrate, g1
Calcium, mg28729%
Sodium, mg32414%
Vitamin A, IU2505%
Cholesterol, mg248%
*The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs.

For each serving, this type of Greek cheese contains about 102 calories, which includes 7 grams of protein. It also contains nearly 30% of your daily recommended intake for calcium and 14% for sodium! Kefalotyri provides vitamin A too, with nearly 5% of your daily needs. Lastly, it has about 25% mg of saturated fat in just per serving, which is quite similar to other hard cheeses.

Overall, kefalotyri is a nutritious cheese with a good amount of protein, sodium, and calcium, and is definitely worth trying! It has a salty and slightly spicy taste. If you’ve never tried this cheese, try it with a glass of wine and some olives!

Read how to pair kefalotyri with wines.