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Holy Tuesday: Cheese Pies

On Holy Tuesday, housewives prepare the Easter sweet of Tinos- cheese pies.

The pies are made from a local kind of unsalted cheese, eggs, sugar and orange or vanilla.
The filling is rolled into a sheet, which is given the “tsimpito” festive shape by using a toothpick.

Housewives used to go from house to house and help the hostess with the preparation, since making this special sweet was a fairly complicated and time- consuming process.


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