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Cretan cheese.. delight of flavor!

The Cretans consume the most cheese in the world enjoying remarkable flavors such as Gruyere, Parmesan, sweet and sour cheese and other dairy products.

The cheese has a key role in their diet as a source of calcium and saturated fats, but those who eat it do not have high cholesterol levels, probably because the combinations of the Cretan diet model provide an ideal balance. In the Cretan diet there is an impressive balance of natural products that are precisely those the human body needs to remain healthy.

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The vitamins contained in cheese are many (A, B1, B2, B3, B6, folic acid), and also the basic minerals and amino acids.
In mythology, it is said that the dairy products of Crete nurtured the great god, Zeus, who was born in a cave on the island and he was nursed by a goat, Amalthea. Since then, the farming in Crete has not changed its character. It is based on small animals (goats, sheep) while cows are scarce.
Also, it is based on free grazing. There are no livestock farms to keep the animals confined for long periods. The animals of Crete are live free all the time on the mountains or in pastures and are fed almost exclusively on wild herbs, Cretan herbs and shrubs.

The Cretan cheese, graviera, offers a surprising taste, like all varieties of cheeses of the island (Parmesan, Gruyere, Anthotyro).


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