From the earth and the sea comes a bounty of wonderful ingredients that have shaped the region's culinary traditions of Mediterranean cuisine.
Thanks to its morphology of 3 peninsulas, the long coastline and the impressive mountains of Holomontas, Itamos and Athon, Halkidiki is a fertile area that produces various agricultural products of excellent quality, such as olive oil & table olives, honey, wines & spirits ("tsipouro"), fruits & vegetables, dairy products, fish & meat, jams & marmalades.
This is the ideal place to enjoy the healthy recipes of the Mediterranean diet and savour dishes made from the purest and locally produced natural ingredients.
Whether is a cozy tavern or a gourmet restaurant, don't miss the opportunity to taste the fresh fish daily delivered from the local fisherman to your table, locally produced meat, fruits and vegetables that are cultivated in a natural way and of course, dishes flavored by herbs gathered from the surrounding hills.
So try the local products here, or take a part of Halkidiki with you and share it with friends.
(!) Special info:
The Guinness Book of World Records featured the tirokomio (cheese making factory) of Ierissos of Halkidiki, Greece where they made the largest caprine cheese (goat cheese) in the world. The representative of the Guinness World Records, Jack Brockbank gave the certificate to the owner Ioannis Stathoris during the 21st International Exhibition of Food and Drinks Detrop. The cheese under the name “carprine rock” weighed 939 Kilograms!!