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Vassilitsa - G. & A. Nousias G.P.

The cheese

changemakers In a small village just outside Larissa, in the Greek region of Thessaly, lies a unit for the production of fine cheese, where a company run by a third-generation cheese-makers continues a legacy that started 40 years ago.

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eep in the heart of the Greek land, in the region of Thessaly, where cheesemaking is an art, Vassilitsa - G. & A. Nousias G.P. has been creating, for approximately 40 years now, dairy products using traditional methods and combining them with state-of-the-art quality controls and packaging. No wonder, the Vassilitsa brand was the first to export Feta cheese to West Germany in 1967, paving the way to international markets for other Greek companies. Currently, the factory in Nea Lefki, on the outskirts of the city of Larissa, is producing not only Feta PDO, but other delicious cheeses, such as PDO organic Feta, PDO Manouri and organic Manouri, goat cheese, organic goat cheese, Anthotyro, as well as yogurt. Feta and

Manouri, however, remain the core business with roughly 2,500 tons and 60 tons, respectively, of the famous cheeses produced every year in the company’s facilities.

Global seal of approval What makes Vassilitsa - G. & A. Nousias G.P. cheeses and dairy products, in general, stand out from the competition is the fact they are produced from excellent quality local sheep and goats milk, using a combination of traditional recipes, millennia-old know-how and cutting-edge technology to ensure safety while conforming to the latest Greek and European legislation. Responding to modern consumer demands and following constant quality and quantity controls in all stages of production, Vassilit-

VASSILITSA PDO FETA FACTS & FIGURES

13,000,000 KG

2,500,000 KG

95%

OF SHEEP & GOAT MILK USED PER YEAR

OF FETA PRODUCTION A YEAR

OF PRODUCTION IS EXPORTED TO 16 COUNTRIES

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