Heritage Malta will be holding a lecture by Noel Buttigieg on dairy products in 17th and 18th century Malta at the Inquisitor’s Palace in Vittoriosa, on Thursday. 

The criminal proceedings of the Inquisition throw an interesting light on the consumption of milk and other dairy products by the inhabitants of the Maltese islands.

Cheese, butter and other dairy products formed part of the common fare of several people, yet they were also prepared in different shapes and sizes to meet the palates of the more sophisticated consumers. The Inquisitor’s kitchen was equipped with the necessary equipment to prepare cheese as a condiment.

Chef Josef Baldacchino will also be conducting a historic cook-along session of latte alle portughesa, a crème caramel from 1748.

The lecture will take place on Thursday at 7.30pm at the Inquisitor’s Palace, Vittoriosa. For more details, call 2166 3731. Tickets, at €12 per person (€10 for HM members), are available from all Heritage Malta museums and sites, and online at https://shop.heritagemalta.org/index.asp?eventid=518.

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