Xerotigana

Close-up of Greek ‘Xerotigana’ made from dough and rolled into long, thin strips, folded and fried in oil

Xerotigana, or diples as they are also called, are a traditional, crunchy and sweet Cretan Lenten dessert which is also served at Cretan weddings and baptisms. Nowadays, they are found […]

Xigalo of Sitia

Close-up of Greek ‘Xigalo of Sitia’ spread cheese surrounded by small dry breads

Xigalo of Sitia is a dairy product, produced from the natural acidification of goat and sheep milk. White in color, it is a spread with a somewhat grainy in texture […]

Xinohondros

Close-up of Greek ‘Xinohondros’ means trahana

Xinohodros or Cretan trahana Xinochondros holds an important place in Cretan cuisine, both for its delicious flavor and for its nutritional value. It is called xinochondros because the milk that […]

Xinomizithra

Ceramic bowl with Greek ‘Xinomizithra’ is a spreadable cheese

Xinomizithra or Xinotiri The roots of this traditional Cretan cheese are lost in time. It is a spreadable cheese that is produced by mixing sheep’s and goat’s milk, and has […]

Xinotiri

Ceramic bowl with Greek ‘Xinotiri’ is a spreadable cheese

Xinotiri or Xinomizithra The roots of this traditional Cretan cheese are lost in time. It is a spreadable cheese that is produced by mixing sheep’s and goat’s milk, and has […]

Xydato

Ceramic bowls with Greek ‘Xydato’ is a soup with goat meat and offal

Xydato is one of the classic dishes on the island of Amorgos. It is a soup with goat meat and offal (a local variation of the well-known “patsas”). It is […]