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Formaela (Greek: Φορμαέλλα) is a hard cheese produced exclusively in Arachova, Greece. It is famous throughout Greece and has been registered in the European Union as a protected designation of origin since 1996.[1][2]

Formaela is prepared mainly from sheep's or goat's milk, has a hard and cohesive shell and is a light yellow color, without holes.[3] It has a particularly pungent taste, and is usually consumed grilled or fried.[3] Its chemical composition is: maximum moisture content of 38%, a minimum fat content of 40%.

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  1. ^ "Formaela (cheese), Arachova-Delphi". B2B TECH. Retrieved June 2, 2016.
  2. ^ "Greece: Υπουργική Απόφαση Αριθ. 313063, Αναγνώριση προστατευόμενης ονομασίας προέλευσης (Π.Ο.Π.) του τυριού 'ΦΟΡΜΑΕΛΑ ΑΡΑΧΩΒΑΣ ΠΑΡΝΑΣΣΟΥ' (FORMAELA ARACHOVAS PARNASSOU)" (in Greek). World Intellectual Property Organization. Retrieved June 2, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Formaela". Gourmed. Retrieved June 2, 2016.