Recognized and celebrated for their many properties, the aromatic plants that make up the Mediterranean Maquis, rosemary, mace, helycrisum, holly, basil, lavender and many others, have a special place in the region of Is Cheas.
Many of these are known to everyone for their culinary uses as they famously form the central herb bouquet used in Italian cuisine. But beyond this albeit crucial role, as part of the Mediterranean Maquis, these herbs are an integral part of the biological balance that sustains all the crops at Is Cheas. Carefully cultivated and balanced, they are a crucial element in the sustainable development of our smallholding.
The cultivation of Sardinian garlic, long since largely abandoned across our island in favour of more robust and fast growing strains from Spain, has once again found a place in Is Cheas. Harder to cultivate than the garlic most commonly found in your local supermarket, Sardinian garlic retains a host of chemical and bacteriological properties that not only give it a distinctive and more subtle taste, making it a mainstay of the local cuisine of the Is Cheas region, but it also gives it some interesting therapeutic properties which we are working to re-introduce in the market as a herbal remedy.