Ancient Greek cheese and bread.Private cooking class


The class explores the history of cheese making and learns how to make rennet, vinegar and plant juice based cheese curds and re-create an ancient Greek goat and sheep cheese recipe.

It is then taken through the many aspects involved in creating different types of period breads- from making sourdough to kneading and from baking to using the bread as an ingredient in various dishes-  using archaeological data,  period cookbooks and other primary sources. The breads are baked on hot stones, in ash,  in a replica of a 5th century pnigeus (portable earthenware oven), on a replica of a Byzantine portable grill and in the heat of a traditional wood fired oven.

 When: 10:00 - 14:00



Traditional herbal tea and a variety of Cretan cheeses and rusks.



White cheese made with goat milk and fig-sap rennet.

White cheese made with sheep milk and vinegar or lemon rennet.

'Neolithic'  flatbread baked on hot stones.

Bread baked in a replica of a 5th century portable oven. 

Flatbread baked on a repilica of Byzantine grill.

Traditional pie- bread topped with tomato, onions etc. and baked in the heat of a wood fired oven.


The ''lazy woman's'' cheese pie. 



4 hours of training in a 300 year old olive grove, 5 km from the city of Chania.

All ingredients

Light meal after the class

Recipes and photos will be sent via e-mail.



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  • Event duration: 3 Hours
  • Event may be cancelled up to 18 Hours before
  • Drinks provided
  • Konstantinoupoleos Daratsos Greece
  • Smoking
  • No wheelchair access
  • Pets allowed (upon request)
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Child friendly