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Tradition

What’s the history of Feta?

According to Homer’s epic poems Cyclops Polyphemus, son of the god of sea Poseidon, was the first cheese, and in particular feta, maker in the world 3.000 years ago. As he used every day to carry the milk he collected from his sheep in his cave he noticed that a few days later the milk would thicken becoming solid, tasty and edible.

Feta was an essential component of the ancient Greeks’ diet. Its special characteristics, which have remained intact through time, were handed down from one generation to the other and feta has become a symbol of local cultural heritage and a synonym of the Mediterranean diet.