“Tou koutaliou” stands for “spoon sweets” in Greece. The traditional local sweet preserve is among the most widespread treats. It can be enjoyed as an accompaniment to yoghurt, cheese, ice cream, tarts or as spread. In Greece we offer them “straight” served in a small, delicate, glass plate with a teaspoon.
The picturesque, mythical mountain of Pelion could easily claim the title of “tou koutaliou” best sweets.
Pelion is a mountainous peninsula surrounded by sea, in the centre of Greece. It is a place of exquisite natural beauty.
According to the Greek mythology, Mount Pelion was the homeland of Chiron the Centaur, tutor of many ancient Greek heroes, such as Jason, Achilles, Theseus and Heracles. It was in Mount Pelion, that the dispute of who is “The Fairest” among the Greek goddesses, that arose the events leading to the Trojan War.
The traditional home made spoon sweets and jams of Pelion are famous and the recipes are countless and are passed on from generation to generation. They consist of a wide variety of fresh fruits or vegetables taken directly from the rich land of Pelion.