Nutty Maltese Gbejna, Grape and Orange Salad



Maltese Gbejna (plural, ġbejniet) is a small round cheese made in Malta, and perfected in Gozo (wink wink).  It’s made from sheep milk or goat milk, and comes in different varieties, like fresh, sun-dried, peppered, or salt cured.  The one pictured above is Gbejna tal-Bzar, peppered, and the best kind for salads, and to drizzle honey over.


  • Rucola
  • Maltese Gbejna
  • Purple Grapes
  • Orange
  • Walnuts
  • Honey


  1. Neatly chop up rucola and place it on the plate. Chop up the gbejna and spread on top.
  2. Pick out the smallest grapes in the bunch (seedless, bite-size and hassle free) and scatter them on top of the rucola.
  3. Grab a handful of walnuts, crush them up a bit and add to the plate.
  4. Slice an orange, but not in half; leave around 1/4 of one corner and squeeze it over all the salad.  Then chop the rest of it and add to the salad.
  5. Finally, drizzle a small amount of honey on top and you’re all set.

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