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Tradition and Mythology of Feta


   Greece is a country with a very long history but also traditions that are lost in the depths of the centuries. Some of them refer to milk and its products. For example, for the ancient Greeks, milk was considered a sacred food because Zeus, the father of the Gods of Olympus, was raised with the milk of the nymph Amalthea, while according to Greek mythology, the art of cheesemaking was given as a gift to the gods of Olympus.

  According to Greek mythology, Aristaeus, son of Apollo and Cyrene, was sent by the gods to give the gift of cheesemaking to the Greeks. It has been called a "gift of eternal value" and if the reputation of today's variety of Greek cheeses is anything to go by, the value of this gift has steadily increased over the centuries. 

  The first references to feta come from Homer in the Odyssey and more specifically in the famous myth of the Cyclops Polyphemus. The myth says that Polyphemus was the first maker of feta and cheeses in general. By carrying the milk from the sheep every day in sheepskins he found to his great surprise that after a few days the milk boiled and became solid, edible and easily storable.

  The roots of sheep and goat farming in Arcadia are lost in the myths of antiquity. Since then, livestock farming in Arcadia has not changed its character and Galaktokomiki Tripoleos - Papadopoulos Ltd considers it its duty to preserve and promote it with excellent quality traditional products.

   So, we offer you products that continue the rich and long-standing Greek cheese-making history, with a pure and authentic flavor that awakens the memory and honors the tradition.