In the traditional cuisine of Cephalonia, oregano is substituted by a local variety of marjoram that grows abundantly on the island. The locals call it “Sampsiho”, and they use it to give a flowery, subtle spiciness to many of their tomato, fish or root vegetable recipes. To them, oregano is a must for lentil soups.
Intense flowery and peppery fragrance with hints of citrus. All dishes and foods that traditionally pair well with marjoram will taste even better with this rich varietal.
We couldn’t help but to fall under the spell and captivating charm of Daphnis and Chloe’s products! A few year ago, the company’s founder, Evangelia Koutsovoulou, devoted herself to discovering the best spices, herbs and herbal teas that her native Greece has to offer. Her research lead to the unearthing of a variety of unique products, some of the best that the Mediterranean has to offer, and which grow in distinct terroirs on smaller islands, as well as in farming areas in Northern Greece. All Daphnis and Chloe products are harvested on small, artisanal farms or gathered on mountain sides where they grow wild.