PROUD AMBASSADORS OF THE ANCIENT THRACIAN FETA CHEESE MAKING TRADITION
60 years of experience and 3 generations down the line,
we always strive at producing the highest quality dairy products.
The Doukidis Family tradition in cheese-making initiated by the visionary Ioannis Doukidis, who implemented his passion for feta cheese production in the backyard of his house in Xylagani, Rhodope, stretches back to 1956. The recipe for high quality dairy products, which are unique in taste, has remained unchanged since then as we respect the traditions and values inherited.
History of Cheese
The history of cheese making originated in the region of Thrace and more specifically, in Greek mythology, the Cyclops Polyphemus is reputed as the first ever cheese-maker. In Homer’s Odyssey, Book 9, lines 218-226, Polyphemus lived in the foothills of historic Mt. Ismarus and produced feta cheese since the 8th century B.C.
Homer’s reference, alongside with the fact that the dairy production of “I. Doukidis & Sons” takes place in the area in which Polyphemus was located, make us proud ambassadors of the Ancient Thracian feta cheese making tradition.
Certified in our state-of-the-art production facilities and laboratory, our pure products are made exclusively from pasteurised Greek milk, sourced from 450 families of local milk producers with free-range herds that graze the foot of historic Mount Ismarus and Rhodopes sierra. Sourcing milk from local farmers, allows “I. Doukidis & Sons” to ensure its value propositions, support the regional milk-producing community and continue the ancient livestock tradition of Thrace.
The modern production facilities are based in the industrial area of Komotini, Rhodope, Greece and include: milk contianers, pasteurisation zone, production unit, packaging unit, refrigeration units, warehouses, administration and commercial departments, as well as the unit of waste & effluent water treatment.
Our products have been sold for decades in the biggest supermarket chains in Greece and exported in countries such as France, Germany and others. Quality and hygiene are factors, that have established “I. Doukidis & Sons” amongst the leaders in the Greek dairy market.
We are continuously striving for the best result possible in the production sectors we are involved with and comply with international and European food regulations and standards.
Part of our core business is also the livestock sector with production and trade of cattle feeds, allowing us to ensure the highest quality raw material (milk) possible.
Industrial Area of Komotini
P.O. Box 26 - 69100 Komotini
TEL: +30 25310 38647
FAX: +30 25310 38646