Our Namesake...Royal King MACAR
December 12, 2017
The uniqueness of our product MACAR Ladotyri, is directly related to the uniqueness and beauty of its geographic origin – the Greek Island of Lesvos, located amidst the Northern Aegean Sea. No name could be more fitting to compliment the fine quality of our products and to remind us of the importance of keeping tradition alive than that of Royal King Macar – the first King of Lesvos.
In ancient Greek Mythology, Homer refers to Lesvos Island as “Macaros Edos” which translates to “the Seat of Macar”. In fact, King Macar gave the names of his children to some of the picturesque towns that are present to this day - Antissa, Arisbe, Methymna, Mytilini, Pyrra, and Erresos.
The island is a favorite destination for artists, romantics, and food lovers, with countless scenic villages & beaches, medieval castles, and an incredible cuisine filled with unique Mediterranean flavors. Lesvos is blessed with abundant lands that yield crops with exotic qualities, as a result of the surrounding Greek Sea and Sun. For this reason, Ladotyri Mytilinis P.D.O. is distinguished as a product of protected designation of origin, and can only be made using local sheep and goat milk from the island.
Our company, MACAR Fine Products, proudly bears King Macar’s name with great honor for Lesvos, its history, and timeless beauty.