Meat and Meat Preparations

In Cyprus animals like sheep, cows, pigs and chickens are bred in perfect conditions which then consumers can try cooking them in various ways. Recently, ostrich and quail farms provide meat for the connoisseurs.

It is important to remember that after Cyprus accession to the European Union in May 2004, the island is in a continuous process of harmonization with the acquis communautaire, applying the European legislation in order to offer quality meat based on European standards.

Cyprus is also famous for its traditional delicatessen products  which are made mainly out of pork and other meats. The best known category of traditional meat preparations are the smoked ones like ham, lountza, bacon and sausage, prepared out of pork meat. Other traditional Cypriot products are tsamarella and pastrami. All these products are prepared in the traditional Cypriot way .

Other popular meat products is ham, salami, burgers, sheftalia, which is contained in Cypriots’ diet on a daily basis.