This class is for those who want to explore the history of cheese and bread making and learn how to re-create Greek historical recipes and methods from 5th century BC to early Ottoman years.
It takes place in a 300 year old olive grove, 5 km from the city of Chania. It may be available on request - when time permits
The class explores the history of cheese making and learns how to make rennet, vinegar and plant juice based cheese curds and re-create an ancient Greek goat and sheep cheese recipe.
It is then taken through the many aspects involved in creating different types of period breads- from making sourdough to kneading and from baking to using the bread as an ingredient in various dishes- using period cookbooks, archaeological data and other primary sources. The breads are baked on hot stones, in a replica of a 5th century pnigeus (portable earthenware oven), on a replica of a Byzantine portable grill and in the heat of a traditional wood fired oven.
Taste a variety of rusks and traditional Cretan cheese and Cretan herbal tea
Learn how to make:
''Lazy woman's'' cheese pie
A light historic meal follows the lesson.
The lesson is also available on request, when time permits.
Full refund will be issued for cancellation made at least 48 hours prior to the activity