MedINA is organizing the second on-farm artisanal processing workshop titled “Artisanal Dairies on Lemnos – The Ark of our Cheese-Making Tradition”. The workshop will take place on Saturday, January 13, from 7:00 to 10:00 pm, at the Cultural Association Building of Atsiki, Lemnos Island.
We have the honor of hosting Mr. Dimitris Roukas (M.Sc.), agronomist, Ph.D. candidate in Animal Husbandry at the University of Western Macedonia, and scientific advisor of the Regional Unit of Pieria.
Together, we will explore the steps for a livestock farmer to develop a small-scale traditional cheese dairy within the current legal framework and modern hygiene protocols.
Artisanal cheese dairies can become culinary strongholds of the unique flavors of Lemnos, such as the authentic Melipasto/Melichloro cheese. Small-scale traditional cheese-making allows the direct selling of dairy products at the production site, promotes entrepreneurship and innovation, and can lead to added value.
MedINA’s objective on Lemnos is to empower producers and create opportunities for young people while preserving the island’s food heritage. This workshop is part of MedINA’s new project “Small Farm to Market” and the second in a series of workshops focusing on on-farm artisanal processing and culinary tourism. Additionally, the project aims at supporting Terra Vita certified producers and promote certified products.
Participation is free of charge, and you can fill out your application (in Greek) online here or by phone at 210.3611001 (MedINA’s administration). Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. While the workshop primarily targets livestock farmers, it is also open to anyone interested in the subject.
Participants attending the workshop will receive a certificate of attendance.
The workshop series and the entire “Terra Graeca: Small Farm to Market” programme are implemented with the support of the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation.
Together we envision thriving local communities in productive and healthy agroecosystems!