Mizithra cheese mousse with yogurt, honey, cinnamon and lemon zest

Yield 4 


  • Sweet Mizithra cheese or Anthotiro 400gr
  • Yogurt, strained 400gr
  • Honey 100gr + 100gr extra for garnish
  • Cinnamon, ground
  • Zest from 1 lemon


In a mixer or blender, beat Mizithra and honey, until you get a smooth mixture. Transfer to a bowl and add yogurt, cinnamon and lemon zest. Lightly whisk with a plastic ladle. Serve in small bowls and garnish with extra honey and spearmint leaves.

* You can also crack a cinnamon cookie on top.








In the recipe above, instead of yogurt you can also use “xinogalo” (sour/fermented milk) from Siteia-Crete, which resembles to yogurt in texture and has a more acidic flavor. In that case, you might want to skip the lemon zest and add some more honey to the recipe, according to your taste.