Artisans of Crete offers food enthusiasts and lovers of Crete authentic, naturally produced flavours and smells proudly signed by the producers themselves.
We travel to the remotest corners of the island to discover these small artisan farmers who produce rare local delights faithful to the exquisite balance, simplicity and excellence of traditional Cretan gastronomy.
Our aim is to give prominence to the identity and location of each farmer making its product traceable via its unique label and signature.
Gastronomical and nutritional quality and sustainable production is ensured by developing close personal relations with each farmer, but also through collaborations with the island’s scientific institutions.
Our customers can now also benefit from what is widely accepted as one of the healthiest diets in the world.
“Don’t look for a pill to replace the Cretan diet.
There is no such thing.”
- Serge Renaud, 1998 (French medical researcher)
Cretan gastronomy is a legend in itself. Capturing the culture and spirit of an island blessed with fertile lands and abundant sunshine, Cretan gastronomy constitutes the most characteristic and healthy example of the Mediterranean diet. Mouth-watering, yet nutritious, the Cretan diet is a legend to be shared with the world.
Cretan diet is currently considered by nutritionists as a "modus vivende" that endows people with longevity and sound health, as supported by research conducted on an international scale. It was established that the inhabitants of Crete manifest the lowest mortality indices with respect to cardiovascular diseases and cancer.
Cretan cuisine is one of foundation, not of complicated sauces. For Cretans, the secret of longevity is very simple. They consume a lot of fruit, vegetables, greens, fresh produce, legumes, cheese and bread. Cretans use herbs to add flavour to their meals; they make sweets/cakes with natural sweeteners, honey and grape-juice syrup; while the excellent Cretan wine is an indispensable accompaniment to their meals.
And not to be forgotten, the copious use of olive oil, Crete’s liquid gold.