• Farms,  Production sites

    Malbec winetour Mendoza – Argentina

    Mendoza is right in the middle of the red wine region in Argentina. The region is famous for its Malbec. Malbec is a heavy red wine and combines well with the typical Argentine meat dishes. There were a couple of options for the wine tour: One winery in particular and spend your day there, learning and tasting. Bus tour and see multiple wineries, the tour operator decides on the time spent everywhere Bike tour and do everything on your own pace I decided to go on a bike tour because it’s cheaper, more fun and you can do it at your own pace. It might sound a bit dangerous, cycling…

  • Museums,  Production sites

    Olive oil museum- Oleastro – Anogyra Cyprus

    In the same area as the halloumi farm and the carob factory is also an olive oil museum. It’s a bit out of the town, so you need a car to get there. This olive oil museum is, according to them, an amusement park, children’s farm, museum, olive oil production site and cafe all in one. I think amusement park is a bit much, but all the other statements are true. For information on how to visit and when they are open, check this link. First, we walked around (again with the same group of friends as the winery in Cyprus) and enjoyed the view. The view is great from…

  • Factories,  Production sites

    Carob syrup factory – Anogyra Cyprus

    Before this tour, I had no clue what carob actually was. To be honest, before I saw this tour I didn’t even know about the existence of carob. So I learned so much at this factory tour. The carob factory is close by a halloumi farm and an olive oil museum, so it was a perfect day for me to combine the three. I found the halloumi farm first and then I saw the other food production activities in the same town. I convinced my friends to join me, and luckily they enjoyed these visits too. What is carob? First things first, carob is just another name for locust bean…

  • Farmer with goats
    Farms,  Production sites

    Halloumi – Anogyra Cyprus

    We (me and my friends, who I also went to the winery with) went to the Anoirkatiko Halloumi farm in Anogyra, Cyprus. Anogyra is a small town in Cyprus and there is so much to do. I will write about the carob factory and the olive oil museum later. Already walking around in the town and to the farm was beautiful. We saw a lot of fruit trees and cute houses. When we arrived at the farm it was already 11 in the morning. The owner saw us walking on his terrain and he was quite surprised about this visit. He told us that if we want to see the…

  • Factories,  Production sites

    Fikardos winery – Paphos Cyprus

    I went to the Fikardos winery in Cyprus with a group of friends. We went on this holiday together to celebrate that we’ve known each other for 7 years. Wineries are the perfect place to celebrate friendships, I think.  This winery was especially a good choice to celebrate our anniversary. You can find them on this website. The winery was easy to reach with public transport, although the bus was a bit late and only goes twice a day. So obviously we had to take a taxi back to the place we were staying. Locals were surprised when we said that we didn’t want to drink and drive and that’s…

  • Samples lab fermentation
    Factories,  Production sites

    Yakult – Almere Netherlands

    Getting to the Yakult factory was quite a tour. For me, this was a two and a half hour route from home to the factory. Now, if you’re staying in Amsterdam I guess it would be only one hour. The factory itself is very recognizable as there is a big Yakult bottle outside and of course a sign outside. The tour group was gathered in a special room designed for a big group of visitors. I enjoyed a nice cup of coffee and wondered how all these people decided to go to a factory tour of Yakult. Most of them weren’t specifically interested in food. To them, this was just…