Continuous changes have occurred in Cyprus from 7000 BC to the present day, under the sovereignty of several nations, which have naturally led to the emergence of a distinctive ‘island cuisine’ in Cyprus.

North Cyprus cuisine is renowned for its delicious flavors and presentation. Typical dishes include mezes, desserts, grills, fish dishes, soups, and pastries, while a number of indigenous dishes are a must-try for visitors. These include “Hellim” cheese, which is only produced in Cyprus, and the local and traditional “Şeftali Kebab.”