Tirokafteri (Spicy Cheese Spread)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

A spicy spread to be enjoyed as a meze or dip with pita crisps.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat all the ingredients with a mixer until combined and fluffy (adjust heat to personal preference by adding more tabasco).
  2. Keeps up to 1 week in refrigerator.


Most Helpful

I made the recipe first exactly as shown, but found the feta a little overpowering. I then added fresh white cheese (myzithra in Greece, but could be any unsalted fresh cheese such as ricotta or even cottage cheese). My family loved it on pita bread and it vanished in no time!

BettyBoop330 June 13, 2003

Excellent, made it as written and served it with pita crisps. 2 days later I added dried oregano and fresh chopped parsley to what was left and we enjoyed it again!!

Pets'R'us June 01, 2003

Perfection! If I closed my eyes I could be back in my favourite taverna on Tinos. The full-on savoury flavour, the slight dry taste in the mouth, the heat kick that follows.

Moyni October 13, 2010

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a