Chamalia of Skopelos
Chamalia are wedding sweets made from local almonds.
Rozedes of Skopelos
Rozedes are wedding sweets made from local almonds.
The Plums of Skopelos
Bitter Day, is the scientific name of plum. The plum was first cultivated in western Asia. Alexander the Great brought the plums to the Mediterranean and Gaios Pompeios then introduced them to the gardens of Rome. Skopelos plums are divided into three types: the egg (used in spoon sweets and jams), the oyster (used in cooking and in jams ), as well as the famous French variety Azen, which was transported to the island hidden in a potato. The plums of the variety consumed mostly dry , which is the most common form found in the retail sector. In Skopelos, you will come across prunes everywhere: cooked with meat, desserts, dried, and liqueurs.
Avgato of Skopelos
The spoon sweet Avgato from juicy spicy plums in a light syrup has been prepared in the same way for years.
Olive Oil and Olives of Skopelos
The locals also pride themselves on the method of producing extra virgin olive oil, cold pressing, without second pressing and without impurities. Olive oil forms the basis of the Scottish recipes and in the virgin olive oil is fried the famous sclellary cheese pie . In the country of Skopelos there were five or six traditional olive presses, most of which were closed 20 years ago. Today, however, one can visit the two mills still operating, one in Glossa and one in the country. Sclelitic (edible or black) olives are similar to the Pelionians. Compared to the known reeds, they are more fleshy and juicy. The Skopelites in each house use Olives and make them "green" with fennel , "thistles" with thyme and "vineyards" with vinegar that are never missing from the table.
Honey of Skopelos
Beekeeping on the island is growing, despite the declining trend in the bee population. The honeycombs came to the island along with the first colonists and since then honey is a basic ingredient of the cuisine and the economy of the place. On the island producers create their own honey, of excellent quality and taste. Beekeepers place their hives in various parts of the pine forest, or near certain types of vegetation. The halepic pine and the biodiversity of the island, the clean environment and other factors create all the necessary conditions for the above. Honey perfectly complements a breakfast of local plums and yoghurt.
Feta of SkopelosΠ.Ο.Π.
The local goat cheese, the known slice, is the main ingredient of the Skopelos cheese pie, which is a trademark of the island. The cheese and the skewers of Skopelos are made with goat's milk from the famous goat of Skopelos, which originated probably from the crossing with the wild goat living on the island of Gioura, near Alonissos.
Wine of Skopelos
Skopelos from antiquity was famous for its famous wines. In Stafylos, Agnontas and Panormos, there were extensive workshops for the construction of local amphorae for the trade of the famous peanut wine during the Classical and Hellenistic times. Despite the extinction of vineyards from the phylloxera epidemic in the 1940s, viticulture and winemaking show signs of recovery as more locals grow their own vines and make their own wine.
Cheese Pie of Skopelos
The most famous traditional product on the island is the twisted cheese pie, which is made with a peasant leaf and with goat's slice and unlike the other pies it is not baked but fried in virgin olive oil.
Sweet spoon and jam of Skopelos
Housewives of the Skopelite and traditional cooperatives have promoted fruit preservation and the production of jam and sweets from local fruit to art. The island's trademark, plum, treats and produces delicious jams and sweets. The same sweet and jam of different seasonal fruits (lemon, orange, fig, almond, nut, etc.).