One of the most famous international products of the island is the Graviera (gruyère) of Naxos. It is a product of Protected Designation of Origin (PDO). It is produced in the creamerσ of the island with pasteurized cow’s milk and sometimes with the addition of a small amount of sheep’s milk. Gruyere is a yellow […]
Its bright colors adorn the shop windows of Naxos. Its flavor and aroma is part of the island. Naxos’ liqueur will be loved by those who love liqueur and citrus fruits. It is a distillate and is made with citrus leaves, which have strong essential oils. The citron meets it in different flavors and colors: […]
Another excellent local agricultural product of the island is the potato. Many have tried to explain why its special taste is due, but most end up in the climate and the territory of the island. They are fertilized with manure and no soil medication is used. In cooking, they are ideal for frying as they […]
Naxos has always been famous for its meat and poultry. On the island and in many butchers all over Greece, you will find many of the pure meats of Naxos, such as lambs and goats from the mountain villages, beef and pork. It is worth mentioning that roosters from the villages have a great taste.
Kefalotyri( arseniko) is a yellow hard cheese and reminds of the taste of ripe cottage cheese. This cheese is made from sheep’s, goat’s and cow’s milk and has a strong taste. There are few who maintain the “arseniko” in olive oil.
The xinomyzithra is made from cold goat’s milk, to which is added rennet. It has a strong and distinct flavor and is ideal for salads. Xynotyro is actually xinomyzithra, which has been dried for several weeks on wooden boards. It is tougher and it can be eaten fresh or grated in pasta.
Sweet Mizithra Naxos is made from goat’s and sheep’s milk. The cheesemaker, while boiling it, removes the sediment and at the bottom of the cauldron there is the sweet myzithra. It is an unsalted cheese ideal for those who are on a diet.
The Naxos anthotyro (cottahe cheese) is actually a sweet myzhythra that has been stored, aged and dried for a long time. It is slightly salted, has a strong taste and with a small amount of fat.