Spaghetti with Myzithra Cheese

Have you ever ordered Myzithra Cheese spaghetti at the Old Spaghetti Factory? If you haven’t, you should, it’s one of our favorites. It’s the kind of meal where you will never have to say “two more bites” with your kids. Next time you are there, you should try the Manager’s Favorite and try combining Myzithra with one of your favorite sauces, it’s so good.

Spaghetti with Myzithra recipe on

Did you know that this sauce is also really easy to make at home?

Once you have grated the cheese, you just need to brown some butter. Here’s how:

To prepare Brown Butter, use 1 pound (stick) of cold, unsalted butter placing it in a cold sauté pan. On a stovetop burner set at a medium temperature, begin to melt and simmer the butter, being careful not to let it burn. After several minutes, the butter will begin to foam, which is caused by the heating of the milk solids. As the foam drops to the pan bottom, it may begin to burn so use caution in allowing too much heat to reach the butter, making sure it does not become blackened. As the butter begins to turn into a caramel colored liquid with a rich, nutty aroma, start to decrease the amount of heat so it does not burn. Remove it from the burner and allow it to cool for approximately 10 minutes. It can then be clarified pouring the butter through a fine mesh sieve, cheesecloth or coffee filter into a heat proof bowl or container. Once it is completely cooled by still in a liquid state, pour it into an airtight storage container for longer term refrigerated storage, if it is not to be used immediately.

Brown Butter is used as a sauce to add flavor to eggs, vegetables, fruits, meats such as poultry and fish, pasta, and various desserts. Additional seasonings that can be added to the butter include a little lemon juice, pepper, kosher salt, or possibly some bits of herbs such as parsley or cilantro. Brown Butter can be refrigerated in an airtight container for use within several weeks or frozen for future use, but when reheating frozen butter use a low burner setting, being very careful to only melt the mixture and not allow it to burn.

Then just serve it over spaghetti. Enjoy!

Spaghetti with Myzithra - just like at The Old Spghetti Factory restaurant -

All you have to do is garnish with a little flat leaf italian parsley (which is optional by the way, and really used just because it grows like a weed in my backyard…

and Serve!

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  1. Tiffany says

    You just brought back a flood of memories–Myzithra was my kids favorite choice every time we ate at OSF. I'm going to track some of it down and surprise them! Thanks!

  2. {natalie} says

    that is what i order everytime Ethan's grandparents come to town and want to go to the Old Spaghetti Factory. It is so good. Thanks for the reminder, it is easy to make!

  3. buddens says

    Mmmmm, we love it and my parents buy it all the time! Where did you find the block of it though? I've never seen it anywhere other than buying directly from OSF, and certainly here on the east coast I've never seen it. Tips?

  4. Soul-Fusion says

    for many years one or both of my two brothers worked at the "Spagh" as they call it. The myzithra is great, but I especially enjoyed being reminded of all of their wacky stories about working there. Thanks!

  5. Emily Hill says

    That is also what I order when I go to the Old Spaghetti Factory. Love it! Do share where you find it by the block. I'd love to make it for my family!

  6. Shaunee says

    Mmmm! One of my favorites. I always get the manager's special with myzithra cheese and meat sauce. I've always bought it from the restaurant but I would love to grate it myself. Oh boy… now I'm hungry!

  7. Mindi says

    i heart stinky cheeses so much. fo real.

    when we go to main street pizza and noodle in park city, we dump the parm cheese out on a plate and eat it like the white trash that we are.

    not ashamed!

    ps come down and make this for me so MINDI can carbo load on halloween–forget the kids!

    pps i totally bought SO MUCH DIET DR PEPPER today at walgreens!:)

  8. Mariah says

    Mmmmm…I love myzithra too! It's a favorite in my family. We love Old Spaghetti factory, but I love making it at home too. It's almost as good.

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