Strifti Tiropita - A Traditional Greek Cheese Pie

 This strifti tiropita is one of my favorite ones. What is tiropita? It is the Greek word for cheese pie! Tiropita is a layered pastry food made with layers of buttered phyllo and filled with a feta cheese-egg mixture. This traditional tiropita recipe I share with you is a favorite and truly authentic Greek cheese pie.  This is the same feta cheese pie my grandmother used to make us every time I visited her when I was a kid. Serve while it is still hot. I also enjoy this Greek cheese pie when it is cold. This is a great snack for my kids. I make this authentic Greek tiropita at least once a week for them and they love it! Follow this step-by-step tiropita recipe and you will learn how to make a delicious one before you know it! We call it strifti because of its shape. 

strifti tiropita

Strifti Tiropita - Ingredients

  • 1 package of phyllo dough (must be in room temperature)
  • 600 g of Greek feta cheese
  • 100 g of grated gruyere cheese (Greek graviera)
  • 3 tablespoons of fine semolina
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons of fresh mint
  • 1 cup of Greek olive oil

Strifti Tiropita - How to Make

  1. Take a large bowl. Put the feta cheese and crumble it with a fork.
  2. Into a separate bowl, beat the eggs. Then, add the milk and grated gruyere cheese and mix it well.
  3. Add the mixture to the bowl with the feta cheese.
  4. Then, add the chopped mint, some pepper, and sprinkle with semolina. Stir well the mixture.
  5. Preheat oven at 350 °F.
  6. Take a cooking brush and generously grease with some olive oil a baking pan.
  7. Lay one sheet of phyllo dough on your countertop and lightly brush it with some oil too.
  8. Spread along some of the cheese stuffing and wrap it.
  9. Twist it slightly in order to make a circle and place it in the baking pan.
  10. Follow steps 8 and 9. Take the wrapped phyllo dough and place it at the end of the first wrapped phyllo. Repeat until you have a big round pie.
  11. Pour some oil over feta cheese pie.
  12. Spray the pie with some water. Place it in the oven.
  13. Cover it with some parchment paper for baking.
  14. Remove the parchment paper after 45 minutes.
  15. Continue baking until the Greek feta cheese pie gets a golden brown color.
  16. Allow to cool down for 5 minutes
  17. Serve.
I hope you liked this traditional strifti tiropita recipe as much as my family does! Stay tuned for more traditional cheese pies and Greek food recipes. Please support me and share this recipe on your favorite social platforms with your loved ones and friends! Thank you in advance! Enjoy!