Say cheese!

Cheesemaking workshop with a shepherd on the Cretan mountains

€ 158 per person

we offer family packages

destination

Psiloritis natural park

dates

Available upon request

activity profile

family
100%
adventure
40%
active
50%
nature
80%
culinary
100%

Summary

What’s special about Cretan cheeses? 

Cretan cheeses are prepared all year round from sheep and goat’s milk. Animals feed on a variety of wild greens and herbs, resulting in high-quality dairy products that encapsulate the flavours of Cretan nature. Local shepherds move their herds around Crete, chasing around the landscape greens and herbs, whose local availability changes over the seasons.

 

What will I do on this tour?

On this tour, we invite you to join a local shepherd for a cheesemaking workshop on the slopes of Mount Psiloritis.

We will milk the goats or sheep and prepare a seasonal Cretan cheese using this fresh milk. We will have the opportunity to taste local cheeses and experience a day in the life of a shepherd. There will also be time for a walk in and around the village.
Throughout the day we will sample across the spectrum of Cretan flavours.

kneading traditional pies and bread

Highlights & info

  • Take part in a cheesemaking workshop
  • Learn from local communities while cooking and enjoying fresh snacks
  • Experience the unique nature of Mount Ida – Psiloritis

meeting point

  Heraklion

difficulty

easy

duration

09:00 – 16:00 (7 h)

walking distance

  short walks

languages

English

ascent / descent

  50m / 50m

group size

2 - 6 persons

Prices

The cost for the trip is €158 per person.

 

Solo travellers

Please contact us.

 

Family packages

If your group includes children under the age of 12, please contact us.

 

Cancellation policy

Upon a confirmed reservation, cancellations are considered acceptable until one week prior to the tour date

 

carpet making ...the traditional way
children experiencing the life of a shepherd family

What's included

  • Transfer
  • Cheesemaking workshop
  • Cooking workshop
  • Guided walk
  • Lunch with local products
  • Experienced local guide
  • First aid kit
  • Third party liability
  • Taxes

Contact

Haris Saslis

Tour responsible