Cheese in Ancient Greece

GREECE, has an ancient history of animal husbandry and cheese making. The country is comprised of over 2,000 islands and a mountainous mainland where itinerant shepherds have roamed with their flocks, moving from the fertile valleys in winter to the cooler mountain highlands in summer, from prehistoric times to the present. Greece is a country with many microclimates each with rich and varied regional flora, which provides the fodder for the country’s sheep and goats, the two animals whose milk has always been most prized for the production of cheese.