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Tradition

The history of Feta

According to ancient Greek mythology, the Cyclops Polyphemus, son of Poseidon god of the sea, was the first cheese manufacturer and in particular feta in the world. While carrying the milk he had collected from his sheep in his cave every day, he noticed that after a few days’ time the milk would thicken taking a solid, tasty and edible form.

Feta has been a basic component of ancient Greeks’ diet. Its special characteristics, that have remained intact through time, were passed down from generation to generation making feta a symbol of local cultural heritage and synonymous of the Mediterranean diet.