Wine and Cheese Festival, 15-16 August 2014, small square, Ohrid Republic of Macedonia

The department of Tourism and Local Economic Development, in cooperation with Regional Council of Korca and Municipality of Resen as well and Association of Sheep Breeders of Western Macedonia, Municipal Association of Sheep Breeders, local manufacturers of home food (Association) such as Fisherman’s true, wineries and other local service providers in rural tourism this year continued the tradition of organizing the two day festival of wine and cheese. The main protagonists of the festival were the small and medium local producers of wine, cheese, organic food and honey located mainly in the rural areas of the Prespa region. They promoted and exhibited their products in the fair and visitors had the opportunity to taste the local products as well as the opportunity for mutual socialization. The festival also provided the possibility to promote Prespa region attractions, focusing on local food production. Also this event was a possibility for a common meeting with representatives from Ohrid, Resen municipality and Korca district to exchange ideas for future further development of the festival, creation of new markets and further development of the value chains particularly in agriculture and tourism in the rural areas of Prespa region.

This event was supported by the SWG EC project: “Preparation for implementation of the Area Based Development (ABD) Approach in the Western Balkans – 2nd phase”, activities related to promotion of People-to-People actions in the targeted cross-border areas.