The traditional cuisine of Sífnos consists of chickpea soup cooked in a ceramic pot called mastello (lamb on grapes sticks baked in a wood oven ) and caper salad. You should taste the traditional cheese like manoura ,a special kind of cheese from goat and sheep milk covered with wine sauce after being left to mature in big ceramic pots.The fresh manoura and mizythra are kinds of fresh cheese which are served with salads and if you visit Sífnos at Easter time you can sample the sweet mizythra which is like anthotyro ( sweet cheese).The sweets will impress you. There are cookies,cookies with anise,sweet bread, soft sesame sweet( pasteli), almond sweets, stuffed bourekia with almonds,loukoumia. The honey pie which is mainly served at Easter and pumkin pie called loli made with yellow pumkin with cinnamon,orange, clove, honey and raisins. If you visit Sífnos in September, you can take part in the Gastronomy Cycladic festival 'Nikolaos Tselementes' which was named in honour of the native master chef whose name is synonym to many recipe books.