One of the loveliest, mildest, most buttery mainland cheeses is the log-shaped Manouri, a alabaster-white, mild, velvety cheese that is served as both a table cheese and a dessert cheese, with honey and fruit. It is very similar to the Italian cheese ricotta salata. It is almost always made with sheep’s milk whey to which whole sheep’s milk is added, and it is made mainly on the Greek mainland in the designated appellation of origin regions of Thessaly and Central and Western Macedonia. Although it is made in a similar way to myzithra and anthotyro, it is pressed more, has a much lower moister content and a much higher fat content. It is eaten young, but can also be air-dried and aged so that it becomes an excellent grating cheese. Manouri is characterized by a milky, creamy taste. It is round on the palate, rich and lightly salted.