Greek cuisine is well known for being delicious and healthy. Halkidiki has been producing exceptionally high-quality products everyone should try.
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Halkidiki’s fertile land and mild Mediterranean climate are favorable for producing excellent organic products that are part of the delicious and healthy Greek cuisine.
For instance, the rich vegetation and Halkidiki’s agricultural traditions are the keys to the area’s massive availability of dairy products, olives and olive oil, honey, marmalades, and the traditional spirit, tsipouro.
Let’s see in more detail Halkidiki’s 5 traditional local products.
Olives and Olive Oil
Halkidiki’s climate and morphology allow the land to produce oil and olives, which are distinctive for their unique taste and quality. The olive trees of Halkidiki are cultivated without chemical interventions. Also, the olives are processed with the satisfaction of the consumers as their priority.
Tsipouro is the clear product of the distillation of the marc, which means that it is not submitted to any scenting process. The variety and the fermentation procedures of the grapes, the distillation way, and the analogy of ingredients are the determinative factors during the production procedure. Tsipouro is colorless and has a very high degree of alcohol, which is why it is often drunk with water and always with some snacks.
The traditional goat cheese of Halkidiki is produced from pure goatish milk and has an increased protein content. Most cattle-breeding units are located on Holomontas mountain because it has ideal climatic elements that contribute to the favorable synthesis of goatish milk for cheese production.
Halkidiki is the homeland of beekeeping in Greece. In fact, Aristotle 2.300 years ago praised honey and its benefits to man by saying that honey prolongs life. Today the beekeepers of Halkidiki keep to the tradition and exploit the rich fauna of Kassandra, Sithonia, and North Halkidiki, to produce the best quality honey.
A great variety of excellent-quality fruits are cultivated all around Halkidiki. These tasteful fruits are the raw material for producing well-known marmalades and traditional desserts. Their high quality, unique taste, and respect towards tradition have given Halkidiki’s marmalades a high mark in the Greek and foreign market.