Honey & Cheese Tasting Experience

Honey connoisseurs, assemble! Dive into a divine journey of honey and cheese pairing at Cinque Wine & Deli.

Honey is the nectar of the gods.”
— Aristotle

At Cinque Wine & Deli, we’re always on the lookout for new ways to celebrate the richness of Greek tradition and gastronomy. As we continue to expand our offerings, we’re excited to introduce a unique tasting experience that celebrates the union of two quintessential Greek delicacies: honey and cheese.

While good greek wine remains at the heart of our offerings, we’re passionate about showcasing the diverse flavors and traditions that make Greek cuisine so special. In an era where bees are facing significant challenges and premium honey is becoming increasingly rare, we saw an opportunity to introduce our guests to the exceptional qualities of our honey selections.

With this new tasting experience, we’re shining a spotlight on the often-overlooked world of Greek honey, showcasing its exceptional quality alongside a selection of artisanal cheeses that, as with all of our items have PDO or PGI certification (Protected Designation of Origin & Protected Geographical Indication). Through this tasting experience, we invite our guests to indulge in the natural sweetness of Greek honey and the savory richness of local cheeses, offering a tantalizing glimpse into the culinary wonders of Greece.

After all, in this day and age pure, raw, unfiltered good quality honey is hard to come by even in Greece. Greek honey is highly regarded for its quality and is a key component of the Mediterranean diet. Despite its international recognition, high production costs have hindered its export potential, leading to relatively high prices. Greece plays a significant role in European beekeeping, with professional beekeepers managing a substantial portion of the EU’s hives. However, Europe remains only partially self-sufficient in honey production. Greek honey contributes 1% to global production and ranks fourth in Europe, but recent data indicates a decline in the number of beekeeping farms alongside a slight increase in hive numbers, reflecting ongoing changes in the industry.

In our new Greek Honey and Cheese Tasting Experience, guests are treated to a selection of four exquisite honeys, each offering a distinct flavor profile that reflects the diverse landscapes of Greece. First up is the aromatic Orange Blossom Honey, harvested from the sun-kissed orchards of Argos, infusing a delicate citrusy note to the palate. Next, we have the robust Oak Honey, sourced from the rugged mountainous regions of Kastoria, boasting deep, earthy undertones that linger pleasantly. Moving on to the Briar Root Honey, also known as Heather or Erica honey, collected from the picturesque hills of Macedonia, it offers a rich, complex flavor with hints of floral sweetness. Lastly, we present the Thyme Honey, originating from the enchanting islands of the Aegean, renowned for its bold, herbaceous taste and golden hue.

All of these honeys are 100% single-source, raw, and unfiltered, procured directly from a small producer meticulously curated by Cinque Wine Bars, ensuring an authentic taste of Greece in every spoonful.

At Cinque Wine & Deli, we’re passionate about celebrating the rich tapestry of Greek gastronomy and sharing it with friends from around the globe.

We invite you to embark on a journey of discovery with our Greek Honey and Cheese Tasting Experience, where you’ll have the opportunity to indulge in the exquisite flavors of our carefully selected honeys, each representing the diverse terroir of Greece. Accompanied by a curated selection of artisanal cheeses, this tasting experience promises to delight your senses and expand your culinary horizons.

And if you can’t make it to our physical location, fear not! Our online deli offers a convenient way to explore and savor the best of Greek cuisine from the comfort of your own home. We ship internationally! 

Join us in celebrating the essence of Greek hospitality and tradition, one honeyed spoonful at a time! 

Of course, we’d be elated to guide you through our curated selection of greek delicacies in person. After all,  Cinque Wine & Deli is all about creating connections over a glass of good greek wine, discussing the sensory extravagaza over rows of glasses ready for wine flights and answering your questions with our expertise and experience!

Visit us today and let us whisk you away on a gastronomic adventure through the treasures of Greece. Cheers to good food, good company, and unforgettable memories! Yamas!

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