Kalamata Olives PDO
The most famous Kalamata Olives PDO have traveled across the world. All juicy, with their characteristic brownish color and a slightly fruity flavor, the Kalamata Olives consist a treasure for the Messinian land. Integral part in each table, either as a snack or as a indispensible meal component.
Semi-hard cheese from sheep or goat milk, which is found in the prefectures of Messinia and Laconia. The name “sfela” comes from the greek word sfelida, which means strip, by the way it gets cut during its production.Read more
Figs and Dried Figs (Tsapeles)
There are plentiful fig trees in the area of Kalamata and Messinia in general. A characteristic variety is the tsapelosykon. They are consumed either fresh, even cut directly from the tree, or dried, after having stayed under the sun and dried in a natural way, with absolutely no chemical additives. Read more
Typical traditional sweet made from sesame and honey. It occurs with many variations (peanut, almond) and different textures (soft-boiled, crunchy). A dominant Kalamata product is the melato pasteli (pasteli with honey).
The Taygetos honey is made from many different types of plants, flowers, etc. Mainly we meet fir honey and heather honey, but there are varieties of thyme honey, flower honey, strawberry tree, sage and pine.
MUNG BEANS or PSILOFASOULA
They belong to the category of pulses, their size is smaller than the lentil, while their color is green. Easily cooked, they do not require long cooking or any other special treatment. Read more
It belongs to the amylaceous and therefore is rich in carbohydrates and a very good energy source. Its complex carbohydrates are been gradually absorbed by the body, providing a better regulation of blood sugar levels. Read more
Salted pork (Pasto)
Pork meat cooked without the fat. Remove the fat and corn the meat with salt. Then smoke it with wood and herbs from the region. Finally, boil it with wine and flavor it with orange. Maintain it using traditional methods without any particular treatment. Read more
Sausage with orange
Fine pieces of pork, with scents from spices and orange, cooked in wine and smoked. It contains small orange pieces, which is very characteristic. Sausages can be preserved for long periods of time because of their processing. Read more