Visiting a traditional cheese factory is a great way to do cultural tourism during your holidays in Halkidiki! This is your chance to learn all about the production of Halkidikian cheeses.
Livestock farmers have been breeding sheep and goats since ancient times in Halkidiki. Their milk is used for many dairy products – feta, organic goat cheese, agiotyri, graviera and even olive oil cheese with herbs such as origano, black and red pepper.
In Ierissos, there is a new exhibition space open to visitors who will be able to discover, purchase and taste all of the dairy products that the Stathori family produces since 1986!
Visitors will follow the entire process from receiving the fresh milk and coagulation of the curd to the creation of the cheese. This is followed by a presentation of the history of the cheese factory and after learning everything about the entire range of products that stands out for their quality and flavour, you will the opportunity to taste them all! Some of their well know local products are PETROTO goat cheese, ARISTOTELION that is made with goat's milk and the yellow sheep and goat cheeses such as RIGANATI graviera, AGIOTYRI etc.
Last but not least, the tasting will be combined with the accompaniment of fresh craft beer from the first microbrewery of Halkidiki, SEVEN SEALS or with monastic wines from Mount Athos.