Cheese, honey, wine lead Kythnos farming activity - slideshow


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Farming remains an active way of life even if other activities have grown too in the recent decades. Goats and sheep are prized for their milk and meat, though there are doubts over the value of sheep wool. There are many producers of cheese even if only a couple have permits to produce in modern healthy conditions with stainless steel equipment. That is not say that artisanally-produced cheese is not safe if it has been produced and consumed for many  years without any problems. Honey has become a popular fad with hives springing up on many hillsides even if only a handful are licensed with some of those committing to ecological norms. Equally wine has only one professional producer against a multitude of home producers, some better than others. Bon appetit.