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“Proikas” kasseri cheese is made from 100% goat and sheep’s milk from flocks free-grazing on the mountain slopes of Soho’s greater area. It is based on a traditional Macedonian recipe first tried out and perfected by Grandpa Proikas and religiously handed down from generation to generation. What makes “Proikas” kasseri cheese stand out is its profound buttery flavour and compact milk aromas which owe their excellence to the cheese’s proper affinage and long aging process. Enjoy your chunks of mature “Proikas” kasseri cheese on their own with a glass of red wine, grate your Proikas kasseri over grilled vegetables, or fold it into scrumptious soufflés and mouth-watering kasseri cheese pies.
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Dairy products have always played a leading role in the Greek traditional food culture. Rich in calcium, phosphorus and magnesium, they decisively contribute to the proper development of the human body and its defence mechanisms.
Meet the producer: Proikas Family
Proikas Family

In 1890, in a small mountain village of Thessaloniki called Sohos, grandpa Kostas Proikas decided to start his own cheesemaking business. He began by buying his first flock of sheep and goats. Next, aided at every step by his loving family, he began making his farmstead cheeses. In 1950, Stamatis Proikas, his grandson, breathed new life into his grandpa’s cheesemaking workshop by building a new, cheesemaking plant that featured the times’ cutting-edge technology. Three generations later, Eleni Proika is the one holding the reins of the family business. Passionately devoted to her craft, personally supervising and thoroughly organizing everything, Eleni Proika continues to produce authentic artisanal cheeses: Her efforts have not been in vain: “Proikas” cheeses have earned their rightful place on the map of international gastronomy.

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Μature kasseri cheese, P.D.O. from Thessaloniki "Proika" 250g

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Product code: 001073 Gross Weight 255g
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