Fresh Anari is a traditional Cypriot cheese made of cheese whey.
It’s a white and soft cheese and is similar to the Italian cheese Ricotta and the Greek cheese Anthotyros. Fresh Anari has a delicate, pleasant taste and less fat content compared to other cheeses.
Most commonly, Fresh Anari can be found in the market as unsalted or salted. It has a mild sweet taste and many Cypriots tend to have it for breakfast along with some honey or jam. It can also be served on its own with some fresh tomatoes, green or black olives and some bread or used in sandwiches. It is used as an ingredient for cheese pies and as a filling of the traditional Cypriot dessert “pourekia” and other Cypriot sweet pastries.