RECIPE: sub for Kefalotiri Cheese

cuffs054January 14, 2009

My Pastitsio recipe calls for a good bit of Kefalotiri cheese. No luck finding any here (or near). Can anyone suggest a good substitute?

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kalymnos

I make my Pastitsio with grated Kraft parmesan cheese and it is just fine my kids love it.
Maria

    Bookmark   January 14, 2009 at 7:15PM
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ginger_st_thomas

Romano will work also.

    Bookmark   January 15, 2009 at 4:36AM
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chase_gw

Kefalotiri is hard goat cheese from Greece. The closest to it is Pecorino Romano which is a Romano but one made from sheep's milk as opposed to cow's milk.

Kefalotori is a quality cheese so with distinctive flavour. I would try for Pecorino Romano (Loctelli is an excellent brand) first, if you can't find it use a good Parmesan or a cow's milk Romano.

    Bookmark   January 15, 2009 at 8:59AM
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eileenlaunonen

I make Pastitsio often and I use Locatelli and its just fine....as a matter of fact I sent a tray to Johns construstion site 2 weeks ago and his Greek friend loved it and the following week his Grandma sent me some of hers in a tupperware bowl!

    Bookmark   January 16, 2009 at 9:11AM
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sue36

I usually use a good parmesan cheese for pastitso.

    Bookmark   January 16, 2009 at 10:21PM
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