Local crafts and business
The most important industry is that of jewellery making which has become one of the islands biggest exports.
Also, footwear made in Minorca is internationally renowned as being of exceptionally high quality and design. Women’s footwear, sandals and sport’s shoes as well as one a very traditional and handmade shoe known as the “avarca”, a very old and simple shoe worn by country people.
Pottery, ceramics, and hand painted fabrics, as well as the making and restoration of furniture are among the many crafts that take place on the island.
Minorcan cheese with its own denomination of origin is world famous and it is still produced using the methods of making and maturing that have been handed down from father to son over generations.