Cheese making tradition of Lesvos
Lesvos, is an island with history that goes back three millennia, known as the “Land of abundance”. Due to the great quality flavor, the dairy products of the island were famous throughout Greek borders since the ages of Homer.
In ancient Greece, mil was considered as a sacred food and according to Greek mythology, the art of cheese making was a gift given to mortals by the Gods of Olympus.
Livestock in the island of Lesvos is favored since ancient times because of the volcanic pastures, along with the mild climate and rich biodiversity. The quality of milk is therefore affected positively by the island’s nature, for giving special aromas, flavor and high nutrients.
Livestock in Lesvos is a family traditional profession passing from one generation to the other.
Lesvos dairy products and especially the cheese, is the basis for many traditional recipes in the culinary culture of the island.