Halloumi Heaven: Cheese-Making Class & Troodos Mountain Villages 8h
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Halloumi Heaven: Cheese-Making Class & Troodos Mountain Villages 8h

Hello from Cyprus Taste Tours! We're a friendly team of local guides all with Cypriot heritage. A group of true foodies, our activities focus on discovering Cyprus through food & wine...

There's nothing like tasting fresh, warm hallloumi cheese straight out of the pot and on this small group excursion there will be plenty to enjoy throughout the day! During this unique experience you'll have the opportunity to get into nature, learn how to collect your own milk and make 2 kinds of cheese from start to finish. The workshop ends with a delicious brunch that includes the fresh cheeses made and lots more.

The activities don't end there as you'll be taken further into the Troodos mountain villages to visit other local producers and the quaint village of Lefkara. During this afternoon of exploring you'll taste Cyprus olive oil, local honey, wine, traditional sweets, chocolates along with other traditional delicacies!

Unlike other tours - EVERYTHING IS INCLUDED / NO HIDDEN COSTS!

Διαθέσιμες τοποθεσίες

  • Larnaca, Cyprus

Τιμή

  • Τιμές από 95 € / πρόσωπο

Διάρκεια

Από 7 ώρες και 30 λεπτά

Αριθμός συμμετεχόντων

1 - 7 συμμετέχοντες

Ωρες λειτουργίας

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Περιγραφή

A fantastic way to explore with a local! Your guide will pick you up from a Larnaca location of your choice and you’ll be driven into the Troodos mountain countryside to the house of a local village lady to learn the traditional technique of halloumi and anari cheese-making. This small group activity will start at the farm of our host where participants can learn how to milk the animals (goats & sheep) to collect their very own fresh milk. A tour of the cheese-making premises will follow where you'll be put to work to make your fresh halloumi cheese! This hands-on workshop ends with a traditional sit-down experience where you'll enjoy a delicious brunch which will include the cheeses made plus lots more.

We'll then continue our journey into the scenic mountain villages to visit a honey producer, traditional sweets workshop, winery (optional) and a local making products with donkey milk. Part of our touring will be a visit to Lefkara village where you’ll see the local ladies making the famous Cyprus lace plus time to shop & explore.

Any applicable entrance fees, tasting fees, door-to-door transport, traditional brunch, coffee & drinks are all included in the tour price.

Stop At:

• Pano Lefkara, Pano Lefkara, Larnaka District

• Kato Drys Bee & Embroidery Museum, Kato Dhrys Cyprus

• Golden Donkeys Farm, Skarinou Village, Skarinou 7731 Cyprus

• Ktima Christoudia Winery, 6, Ayiou Mina Road, Larnaca 4414 Cyprus

Sample Menu

• Drinks included... - Tea, coffee & homemade lemonade are served throughout the cheese-making workshop.

• Brunch - A delicious brunch of the cheeses made along with village bread, farm fresh eggs, smoked ham, olives, tomatoes, cucumber, jams & honey.

• Tastings along the way... - At each stop after our cheese-making workshop there will be yummy tastings - honey, traditional sweets, wine, chocolates and more!

Περιλαμβάνεται

  • A great day out! Check out our Cyprus Taste Tours reviews to find out why you should book this tour!

  • Air-conditioned vehicle

  • Alcoholic Beverages - There's an optional wine tasting along the way

  • All tasting and entrance fees

  • Bottled water

  • Brunch - We'll enjoy a delicious brunch along with the fresh cheeses made

  • Coffee and/or Tea - Mountain tea, black tea and Cyprus coffee along with homemade lemonade is offered throughout the cheese-making workshop along with refreshing homemade lemonade.

  • Local bilingual guide - fully trained in the food & wine of Cyprus

  • Snacks - There are tasting of local products along the way... honey, olives, traditional sweets, chocolates and more!

  • Support a small business along with the local culture

Σημαντικές πληροφορίες

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

  • Infant seats available

  • Not wheelchair accessible

  • Stroller accessible

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers

  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Κανένας

Σημείο συνάντησης

Traveler pickup is offered

We offer door-to-door transport from almost any Larnaca location including hotels, airbnbs, private accommodation, cruise terminal, landmarks etc. We can also offer pick-up or drop-off at Larnaca airport if this makes your participation more convenient. In the unlikely case that we cannot fulfil pick-up - a full refund will be processed.

This tour runs on specific dates - if the available dates aren't suitable and you would like to take part in a food / wine experience on another day then please check Cyprus Taste Tours for our other options as we have activities running on every day of the week.

Airports

  • Larnaca Airport, Larnaca Cyprus


Ports

  • Larnaca Marina, Larnaca, Cyprus




Departure time

9:00 AM

Κριτικές

5

εκτός5

krystenmariannb

7 Νοε 2021

What Louisa and her team are doing is extremely essential to the preservation of Cypriot culture and traditions. They are the example of mindful and sustainable travel in Cyprus with their small group tours and their continuous support towards local communities (artisans, winemakers, farmers) in the country. The Halloumi Heaven tour was indeed heaven. I learn one skill in every country that I go to, and I was not wrong to choose to learn how to make halloumi cheese in Cyprus. Loula’s Farm is a delight. They explain to you the process and production of halloumi cheese and they show you everything, from the sheep and goats in their stables (I was tempted to take home a lamb!) to the making and packing of the halloumi itself. You can even take more halloumi with you! The farm was found because of love and you can see that Loula and her children continue to do their work with love as well. I learned a very important lesson that day: to do what you love and love what you do. The other stops were equally great. We visited a winery, a bee farm, a donkey farm as well as Lefkara village, where we got to see, touch, feel and purchase the renowned Lefkara lace. I enjoyed them as well. Theodora, our guide, tended to our every need and gave us time to talk and walk. She was also keen on taking photos and I felt very comfortable with her as we explored the sights. The tour was also very organized. Prior to pickup (which was on time!), Louisa sent us pertinent details of the trip. Having booked it during COVID, they also gave us safety precautions and told us what we needed to take during the excursion (flight pass, vaccine certificate, face mask, etc.) I felt safe during my trip and enjoyed every bit of it. Most of all, I know that by doing this tour, I am supporting local communities and local traditions. It’s high time we start making mindful travel decisions that impact the countries we visit and the people we come across in a positive way. I highly recommend Cyprus Taste Tours during your time in the lovely island. It gets you away from the beach days and tourist traps and instead gives you the chance to get a glimpse of local culture and be more conscious as a traveler. This is something tourists must look forward to and other tour agencies need to look up to. :)

chloem617

12 Οκτ 2021

Amazing day! From start to finish was a great day, lots to do and see. Was lovely to see parts of Cyprus you wouldn’t normally. Food was delicious, guide was friendly and very informative. Highly recommend

Irene_Lomo

29 Ιουλ 2021

This was a very special day, a very fun experience. Our guide, Anna, was punctual, polite, accomodating and very well informed. All the places and the activities on the itinerary were unique and there was something educational for everybody!

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