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Mastelo is a cheese from the island of Chios in Northeastern aegean.
Very mild, not too salty perfect for saganaki.

In Siphnos , the island who is considered by the Greeks to have the best kitchen, they make the baby goat ( not lamb :) ) in a clay pot that has the shape of a breast.
mastelo derives from the word mastos that mean breast.

I can trace you a recipe fom mastelo, if you are familiar with the kleftiko recipes it's something similar. Many herbs , some garlic ( although they do not use garlic in the islands ) and the meat is cooked in a sealed with clay or dough pot.

But you know the mastelo recipes are like those of chioppino :)

Endless :)
 

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Indeed.

Kleftiko means " the way of kleftes"
Kleftes were the rebels during the Ottoman occupation that lived on the mountains because they couldn't stand oppression.
Kleftiko is cooked in the skin of a sheep, in a fire that is in a hole in the earth and then covered by the soil.

I wonder though , how the smell didn't give them away... :)

I will do my best with mastello
 
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