Mandolato

Close-up of ‘mandolato’ or ‘nougat’ with almonds split in two

Mandolato is a typical Venetian sweet. During the reign of the Venetians in parts of Greece, it was the favorite sweet of the aristocracy. Its name derives from the Italian word mandorla (almond). The mandolato or nougat, as it is commonly known in the rest of Europe, is a category of sweets made from egg […]

Mandoles

Close-up of red ‘Mandoles’ means caramelized baked almonds

Mandoles are caramelized baked almonds that are traditionally made in the Ionian Islands. They got their name from the Italian word mandorla, which means ‘almond’. On the island of Cephalonia, they are a handmade dessert using almonds as their main ingredient. Roasted with sugar or honey and cinnamon, they acquire a caramel flavor.

Manoura

Close-up of round Greek ‘Manoura’ soft cheeses on wooden shelve

The manoura cheese is made from whole milk (sheep and / or goat) which coagulates and its curd is placed in baskets (tirovolia) to drain. Fresh manoura is called “chloromanoura”, it is soft and consumed plain, with sugar and honey while it is the main ingredient of the traditional “pitarakia”. The remaining cheese is salted […]

Manouri

Close-up of round pieces of Greek ‘Manouri’ soft white table-cheese

Manouri is a traditional Greek soft white table-cheese that is firm and without skin. It originated in ancient times. It belongs to the category of soft cheeses produced in the regions of Thessaly and central and western Macedonia and has been registered as a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) product since 1996. To make manouri, […]