Greek Charcoaled Cheese | Ladotyri sta karvouna

By Lemon & Olives

Greek Charcoaled Cheese…who knew?
Greek Charcoaled Cheese also know as Ladotyri sta karvouna is a simple and unique way to serve Greek cheese. A very simple Greek appetizer that will make your mouth water. I normally make this appetizer while I’m outside on the grill cooking souvlaki.

One thing I love about making this is the memories it musters up. When I smell the cheese slowly cooking on the grill, I’m brought back to a time where I’m young and I’m watching my dad (Πατέρας :pa-te-ras) grill this dish on a sunny summer day. The distinct flavor the grill brings to this cheese is absolutely delectable and it’s best served with nice hard bread (i.e. think baguette)

If you don’t have a grill, you can improvise  and cook it in a pan with olive oil.

Greek Charcoaled Cheese (Ladotyri sta karvouna)

Greek Charcoaled Cheese (Ladotyri sta karvouna)

Yield: 2 -4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes

Simple Greek cheese dish. Just Grill and serve with bread or wine! καλή όρεξη (kali orexi – enjoy your meal!)


  • 1/2 inch thick piece of ladotyri or kefalotyri cheese, sub for your favorite hard cheese
  • 3 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 1 lemon


  1. Coat cheese in olive oil.
  2. Place cheese on grill.
  3. Grill each side until golden brown.
  4. Remove and place on plate.
  5. Squeeze lemon over and serve!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving:Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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