Close-up of bowl with Greek ‘Tsalafouti’ is a soft, creamy cheese used as a spread and bread sticks on surface

“Tsalafouti” has been registered in the list of Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) products and has been recognized as spread cheese, based on the decision of the Greek Ministry of Agriculture. It is made from sheep’s and goat’s milk and has only 10% fat. Tsalafouti is prepared during the last weeks of summer. It has […]


small pieces of meet with fat in saucepan for cooked Greek ‘Tsigarides’

Tsigarides or Sisira  When holidaying in Syros, Andros, or Tinos, one has the opportunity to try local products of exceptional quality and special local recipes that offer unique moments of gastronomic pleasure! Don’t forget to try the unique pork appetizer, sisira. This is a Christmas snack, made from pork fat. A portion of the pork is […]



Tsikoudia or Raki Tsikoudia is a translucent, strong alcoholic beverage produced and consumed largely in Crete. Each November people throughout the island gather around a boiler or “kazani” as they call it, and engage not only in the distillation pomace, but also produce distillates of wisdom, the famous Cretan mantinades (soulful serenades) following the footsteps […]


Close-up of ‘Tsiladia’ made with the meat from select parts of pork boiled with spices in gelatine

Tsiladia or Ziladia, Pihti  Tsiladia is an exquisite dish known since antiquity that was especially beloved in Byzantine times. Pihti or ziladia, as it is called in Crete (due to its Venetian origin), or ziladia, as it is called in the region of Thessaly or gelatine in Cyprus, is a dish made with the meat from […]



Staka and stakovoutiro are produced from tsipa. The raw material for stakovoutiro, tsipa is the crust produced by a boiled mix of sheep and goat milk when it is left uncovered for a number of hours, as is village-style sheep yoghurt. The milk tsipa, or crust, is similar, but perhaps thicker and does not turn […]


Close-up of bottle and glasses with Greek ‘Tsipouro’ is produced by distilling the grape, a transparent drink

Tsipouro is an authentic Greek product closely intertwined with the Greek lifestyle, hospitality, and entertainment. It is produced by distilling the grape marc. High-quality grapes are integral to the production of superior tsipouro. Factors such as the grape variety, soil composition, the vineyard’s altitude and orientation, the cultivation practices and the year of harvest, play […]


Close-up of pieces of Greek ‘Tsoureki’ means sweet bread like cake covered with almonds

Tsoureki is a traditional sweet, spongy holiday bread that has various names around the world. The name derives from the Turkish word corek and means any type of bread made with dough containing yeast. In Greece, tsoureki is made with flour, milk butter and sugar, and is commonly seasoned with orange zest, mastic resin or […]