Recipe: Griddled Greek Cheese with Pistachios and Honey

Debuting at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival in 1996, Greece features traditional Greek menu items. The griddled Greek cheese is one of the most delicious tastings at the festival. It’s both savory and sweet. The cheese is salty, ooey gooey goodness with a crunchy outside. The sweetness of the honey is a wonderful contrast and the pistachios add extra crunch.

Greece: Griddled Greek Cheese with Pistachios and Honey

Here is their recipe for Griddled Greek Cheese:

2 teaspoons finely chopped pistachios (about 10 pistachios)
12 ounces kasseri cheese*
4 teaspoons honey, for garnish
Toasted baguette slices, for serving

  1. Heat pistachios in small non-stick saucepan over medium-high heat for 5 to 7 minutes or until golden brown; set aside.
  2. Cut cheese into 2-inch wide x 1/2-inch thick slices.
  3. Heat large non-stick skillet over high heat. When skillet is extremely hot, add cheese and fry 1-2 minutes on each side or until gold brown. Serve immediately. The cheese will be hot but not melted.
  4. To serve, drizzle cheese with honey and sprinkle with toasted pistachios. Serve with toasted baguette slices.

*COOK’S NOTES: Made in Greece, kasseri is a semi-hard cheese that is traditionally made with sheep’s or goat’s milk with a sharp, salty flavor and cheddar-like texture.

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