Visit us at our traditional stone-built Aperanti Agrotourism and join Maroulla in making the cheese that every Cypriot is proud of: halloumi cheese ! We only use goat & sheep milk, following the traditional recipe and the hand-made procedure that has been passed to Maroulla's family from generation to generation. You will be able to assist Maroulla in some of the steps and to try the freshly-made cheeses as soon as they are out of the pot ! And off course you will get soft skin by dipping your hand in the warm milk inside the big pot! Anari cheese (similar to ricotta) is also produced as a by-product during the same process. At the end of the process, you will try both cheeses directly out of the pot and you will also taste some of our other products (home-made jams, olive pies, olive oil, olives in brine) and enjoy our home-made fresh lemonade. We will also take you for a short guided walk around our village and you will learn its history and how people were living here 100 years ago.
Myself and my partner Tassos have opened our B&B Aperanti Agrotourism since 2013. We are passionate about food and we grow our own biological vegetables and fruits, which we use in our cuisine. Tassos' mum (Maroulla) comes from a family of shepherds and she learnt to make Halloumi cheese since the age of 12 years old, following the original recipe that her family had passed from generation to generation. People from all over the world had visited our agrotourism to learn how to make halloumi cheese by hand and to try it fresh out of the pot!
Together with the tasting of the prepared cheese, you will also try some of other products we make (home-made jams, home-made…
We will serve you a home-made lemonade, during the cheese tasting.
The workshop will be held in the yard of our agrotourism, a 104-year old house built with stones, wood and mud bricks following the traditional architecture of our area. You will learn how people were living and working in these houses a century ago. During the break of the cheese making we will have a short stroll around the village, learning about its history while visiting the main square and walking through narrow picturesque alleys.
Contact us if you are interested in any date that is not listed. Also let us know if you have any children as they pay a discount price.
Make traditional Cypriot halloumi cheese