Skip to main content
  • Feta Cheese Producer

I loved trying out the feta cheese producer place. I’ve never see or known how cheese is made until today. I got to see all the machines that are used to make the feta and other cheese and dairy products and I was fascinated by how many tasks goes into the making. I learned that when a person buys milk from a local there can be more water based than milk based and this company has a machine that detects how much of the milk is milk and how much is water, this determines the wellness of the milk. I also loved the set up of food they had for us to try, the cheese was well preserved and tasted delicious, the Taziki was to die for. Best Taziki I’ve ever had! Overall the experience at the feta cheese producing place was one of my favorites because I got to meet a very smart and sweet, welcoming family that makes the products we tasted!

  • Winery

The winery was unlike any experience I’ve ever had before. I’m not a drinker and especially not wine since it is more of a dry tasting drink, but it was cool to learn the process that goes into making wine. I learned that there are 3 steps to making wine: crushing the grapes, making the wine, putting it through another machine, then testing to see if it tastes good or not, and finally placing it into the wine bottles. I also learned that the types of corks used matter a lot because if it’s a bad cork, then the wine may be full of bacteria and/or taste bitter. Cork imported from Portugal or Brazil is the best type of cork to have when it comes to closing the wine. No oxygen can be in the bottle when closing it, so they put CO2 in it before closing it with a cork to prevent the oxygen from getting through. When wine oxidizes, it starts to lose its taste, so this is why they do this. I also learned that red and white wine are made differently: white is made without the grape skin, and red is made with the grape skin. In Greece, still wine is kept in barrels for about 36 months and then must be transferred into bottles because it’s their law. As you can see, I learned a lot about the wine making process. Now the wine tasting process was where the fun started. We tried red, white, and rosé. My favorite was rosé because it tasted like the white but more flavorful, like it had the taste of berries, apple, and grapes. The white tasted good as well, but it tasted more like green apple. The red wine was my least favorite because of how pungent it was. It tasted dry and red with a hint of grape. They gave us cheese and bread to combine with, and when I had this with the red wine, I somehow liked it more.

  • Reflect on previous days and things you may have forgotten.

Something I forgot to mention about the Delphi trip was what I learned in the museum. I learned that to determine if a statue is Greek or not, you need to look at the feet: if the pointer toe is bigger than the big toe, then it’s a Greek toe; if it’s not, then it’s not. I also learned that there were many headstones that used to be put above athletes’ graves, and these headstones depicted the type of athlete they were. For example, I saw that one headstone specifically had a depiction of hockey being played, while another had people wrestling.

Skip to toolbar