Delight is probably the meaning of the name of the Ghaxaq village as well it was delighful the Cheese Festival!

Delicious and delighful I will say not only for the palate but also for the eyes!

At a first sight, especially in Summer, Malta can seem just “yellow” with all the same red small dome churches spread around.

What I have personally esperienced about the South in particular is that everything is different, every church, village that I discovered has its own identy and character.

The yellow impression still persist, but this is because of the yellow limestone that characterizes the houses and the buildings in Malta.

Ghaxaq is a lovely tiny village of about 5000 inhabitants that borders Luqa  and Gudja (and so the airport), Birzebuggia, Marsaxlokk, Zejtun and on the west side Zurrieq

The village welcomed me and Nick with some stalls and with the vibrant atmosphere of the Festival, they were actually preparing the food stalls.

Kids were singing on the stage in front of the wonderful Baroque style Parish Church dedicated to Our Lady of Assumption. 

Two beautiful Band palaces where overlooking on the main square, just in front of the Parish. One dedicated to St. Joseph and the other to Our Lady.

While we were with our nose lift up admiring the particular facades of certan houses we came across a delicious cheese platter, and all our attention felt on the plate and a nice glass of wine.

Ghaxaq is worty a visit and a stroll around the village especially when you can enjoy a tasty Festival like this one 😉

Enjoy Malta with Flora the Explorer 😉

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