Greek Charcoaled Cheese | Ladotyri sta karvouna

By Lemon & Olives
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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)

Kenton & Jane
Simple Greek cheese dish. Just Grill and serve with bread or wine! καλή όρεξη (kali orexi – enjoy your meal!)
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Course Greek Appetizer
Cuisine Greek
Servings 2 -4


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


  • Coat cheese in olive oil.
  • Place cheese on grill.
  • Grill each side until golden brown.
  • Remove and place on plate.
  • Squeeze lemon over and serve!


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Lemon & Olives is a husband and wife team exploring the Mediterranean (Diet) Lifestyle, Greek foods, Greek Culture, History and all things Greece.

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