The EU-funded project LACTIMED, implemented under the CBCMed programme, designed the “Route of Mediterranean dairy products”, a tourism itinerary across regions of Tunisia (Bizerte and Béja), Italy (Sicily), Greece (Thessaly), Egypt (Alexandria and Beheira) and Lebanon (Bekka).
The guide offers a journey made of 28 tasty stages during which travelers have the opportunity to enjoy typical cheeses and actually learn to make them. Farms featured in the guide also offer hiking, cultural tours, cooking lessons, accommodation options and the possibility to participate in daily activities like milking the ewes.
The LACTIMED project aims to strengthen the production and distribution of typical dairy products in the Mediterranean region through the coordination of local industries, the support to dairy producers and the promotion of their products on local and international markets. In order to reach these goals, a Mediterranean network will be created to increase the commercial value of these products, to foster the integration of local value chains as well as to strengthen the production and promotion on national and international markets.
The ENPI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme 2007/2013 is a multilateral cross-border cooperation programme funded by the European Union under the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument. It aims at reinforcing cooperation between the EU and partner countries’ regions located along the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. (EU Neighbourhood Info)