Gais

close-up of slices of gais cheese from Greece

A cheese of Pontian origin made from fresh, semi-skimmed cow’s milk, prepared without the addition of salt. It has a braided shape and derives its name from the word gai […]

Galaktoboureko

Close-up of pieces of Greek ‘Galaktoboureko’ is sweet made of semolina custard in filo dough covered with syrup

Galaktoboureko is a Greek dessert made of semolina custard in filo (or phyllo) dough. It is a traditional syrupy or pan-baked sweet made throughout Greece. Galaktoboureko is prepared, to its […]

Galatopita

Close-up of plate with a piece of Greek ‘Galatopita’ means milk pie and a fork beside it

Galatopita means ‘milk pie’ and is a traditional, delicious sweet that comes in two versions: with filo (Ioannina prefecture) or without it (Messinia prefecture). The sweet has a rich semolina […]

Galotiri

Close-up of bowl with Greek ‘Galotiri’ means fresh cream cheese

Galotiri is produced in the region of mount Pelion, in the prefecture of Magnesia, but also in Epirus and Thessaly, and bears a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO).  It is […]

Gamokouloura

Close-up of two Greek ‘Gamokouloura’ means decorative rolls bread

At every Cretan wedding, they make “gamokouloura”. It is such a longstanding custom that it has become a part of history. The decorative rolls are prepared a week before the […]

Gamopilafo

Close-up of plate with Greek ‘Gamopilafo’ means rice and pieces of lamb meet cooked in butter

Gamopilafo is a popular dish of Crete which is traditionally served at weddings. Nowadays, it is also served at christenings and engagement parties, as well as on holidays, when there […]

Gardoumba

Close-up of roll and slices of Greek ‘Gardoumba’ made from the intestines of lamb, in the shape of a small parcel and roasted in the oven

Gardoumba is made from the intestines of lamb or goat, wrapped with other innards in the shape of a small parcel and roasted in the oven. For baked gardoumba, the […]

Gemista

Close-up of plate with ‘Gemista’ a pepper and a tomato stuffed with rice and baked in the oven

Gemista is a classic Greek dish. Vegetables, usually bell peppers and tomatoes, are stuffed with rice or minced meat or a combination of both and baked in the oven. The […]

Giaprakia

Close-up of Greek ‘Giaprakia’ means cooked stuffed vine leaves

Giaprakia are a Macedonian meze made especially for Christmas-time celebrations because they symbolize Christ’s swaddling. Nowadays, they are eaten all over Greece at any time of the year. They are […]

Giochades

Close-up of Greek ‘Gioufkades’ means lasagna pasta cooked with pieces of meet and tomatoes sauce

Giochades, Gioufkades, or Giofkades,  Giochades (sometimes spelled gioufkades or giofkades) are basically homemade hilopites. They are a purely Thracian recipe brought to the town of Strymoniko by Thracian refugees. The name comes […]

Giofkades

Close-up of Greek ‘Giofkades’ means lasagna pasta cooked with pieces of meet and tomatoes sauce

Giofkades, Gioufkades or Giochades Giofkades (sometimes spelled gioufkades or giochades) are basically homemade hilopites. They are a purely Thracian recipe brought to the town of Strymoniko by Thracian refugees. The […]

Gioufkades

Close-up of Greek ‘Gioufkades’ means lasagna pasta cooked with pieces of meet and tomatoes sauce

Gioufkades, Giofkades, or Giochades Gioufkades (sometimes spelled giofkades or giochades) are basically homemade hilopites. They are a purely Thracian recipe brought to the town of Strymoniko by Thracian refugees. The name comes from […]