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Cretan wine is wine from the Greek island of Crete.It has a long history since wine was certainly being made by the Minoans since the Bronze Age.Wines from Crete are not listed among those specially prized in classical Greece, but under the Roman Empire in the 2nd century AD Crete was known for a sweet wine, protropos, which was exported to Italy.In late medieval Europe, in the 14th to 16th centuries, vino di Candia (Candia is modern Heraklion) and Crete are wine names listed as highly valued in several sources from western and northern Europe; they were sweet and "hot" wines (hot in a dietary sense).[citation needed] Within the current classification of Greek wine there are several Cretan appellations, including Peza, Archanes, Dafnes and Sitia.

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Cretan cheese and yoghurt
Greek yogurt, sometimes known as "strained yogurt," is a thicker, creamier version of popular dairy yogurt. It is created by straining out the whey during the yogurt-making process. It is commonly used in Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and East Asian meals, and it has recently become popular in Western cultures. Strained yogurt is naturally high in protein and calcium. It can be eaten alone or used in recipes in a similar way as sour cream. Homemade Greek yogurt can also be customized according to fat content and flavor preferences. Read more to find out how to prepare Greek yogurt.

Cretan yuoghurt and cheese is considered the elixir of long life along with cretan oil.See cretan myzithra and anthotyros. Also see greek feta

How to prepare Greek yoghurt

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