Course Title: “EXPLORING THE FLAVOURS OF CYPRUS: TRADITIONAL COOKING CLASSES FOR FOREIGNERS”
One of the things Cyprus is usually praised for is its tasty, richly diverse and nutritious cuisine with the characteristic qualities of the Mediterranean diet, which is considered as one of the healthiest in the world. This course, organised by the Cyprus Food and Nutrition Museum, aims at familiarizing foreigners with the rich gastronomy and the culinary tradition of Cyprus through a hands-on experience. The cooking classes cover a range of characteristic traditional Cypriot recipes, both for main dishes and desserts. Participants have the opportunity to explore basic ingredients, cooking techniques and utensils, and of course taste the rich flavours of freshly cooked traditional dishes, which are considered specialties of the Cypriot gastronomy. The course is held in selected locations of the Nicosia and Paphos districts, and is taught by expert cooks, eager to share the secrets of Cypriot style cooking. Apart from cooking workshops, the course includes small excursions to nearby places of gastronomical interest.
Organizer: Cyprus Food and Nutrition Museum
Short profile: https://museu.ms/museum/details/16775/cyprus-food-and-nutritionmuseum
Target group: youth and adults who are interested in cooking
Duration: 7 days (5 training days +1 arrival day +1 departure day)
The course’s duration can vary according to preference
Detailed course programme:
Subject: “Cyprus traditional foods, bread and cheese”
After brunch, participants will prepare a five-course meal with traditional main dishes and desserts (according to the season), which they will enjoy during lunch at the end of each workshop, accompanied by local wine.
Representative schedule (the order of taught workshops may change):
Baking traditional bread, elioti and halloumoti, using a traditional oven, and preparing kleftiko and katimeri
Small excursion in the nearby area
Making halloumi, the traditional Cypriot cheese, anari, trahanas and chicken, loukoumades