GREECE has an ancient history of animal husbandry and cheese making. The country is comprised of over 2,000 islands and a mountainous mainland where itinerant shepherds have roamed with their flocks, moving from the fertile valleys in winter to the cooler mountain highlands in summer, from prehistoric times to the present. Greece is a country with many microclimates each with rich and varied regional flora, which provides the fodder for the country’s sheep and goats, the two animals whose milk has always been most prized for the production of cheese. Cheese is an important part of the Greek diet, in fact, modern Greeks have one of the highest consumption rates for cheese in the world, at about 22 kilos per person per year and at least 62 different cheeses, many of which fall into broad categories, ranging from fresh and aged or “fermented”.
We have selected several family run businesses that produce many types of famous and lesser known Greek cheeses. Most of the production is for local consumption, using traditional and modern techniques of cheese making.
The best creamery of the Argolis region, in the Peloponnese, is located 36 km away from the site of Mycenae , in a mountain village. Ιn this pastoral village this family of cheesemakers started producing high quality products in 1950. Today the second generation continues the tradition of cheese making in a modern facility.Their love for their traditional art of cheese is evident in their excellent products and this is an opportunity for you to try several authentic Greek cheeses that you might not have heard of:mizithra dry, gruyere, manouri-mizithra, and of course, feta. They also produce delicacies such as Gruyere filled with pepper, oregano or saffron.The tour will start from their creamery to learn more about the cheese making procedure and then you will taste the best Greek cheeses that you can imagine!
This creamery’s products are sold in Athens airport at very high prices. You have the chance
You will have the chance to taste or buy at local prices.
Minimum number of participants: 4
Additional activities in the area: Hiking, visit the village of Hermione and its famous monastery, visit the unknown Acropolis of Midea and Necropolis of Dendra, lunch in this mountainous village with authentic and traditional dishes such as kid and lamb roasted in the oven.
Departure/Return LocationYour hotel or parking place of the archaeological site of Mycenae
IncludedLocal, English speaking tour escortphotographs from the tour
Not IncludedLicensed tour guide