Manouri is perfect for frying as it retains it’s shape really well. It’s buttery, creamy texture perfectly contrasts with the crispy, sesame coating in this recipe. We’ve served ours drizzles with thyme honey but it would work equally well with a savoury dip.


200g Odysea Manouri Cheese PDO cut in strips

1 egg

50 ml milk

50 g sesame seeds

20 g black sesame seeds

All purpose flour for coating

Salt and pepper

Olive oil for shallow frying

Odysea Wild Thyme & Herb Honey for serving


  1. Beat the egg in a deep bowl and add milk, salt and pepper and mix thoroughly.
  2. Dip the manouri peices in the flour to cover all sides then dip into the egg & milk mix and finally dip into the sesame seeds to coat.
  3. Heat the oil in a shallow frying pan on a medium setting and when hot add the peices of coated manouri.
  4. Fry for 2 minutes each side until golden.
  5. Serve with thyme honey.