Greek Dairy Products

Yoghurt, cheese, butter, ice cream, butter, milk. You name it. Greek dairy products predominate foreign markets and are among the consumers’ favorites.

Incomparable quality, endless range of flavors and consistency in purveyance make Greek Dairy Products, led by Feta cheese, one of Greece’s leaders in foreign trade, regarding European and worldwide exports. Continue reading to discover everything about them.

Greek Yogurt *Yiaourti 

yogurt Ladies and Gentlemen, meet the “king” of Greek dairy products!

Greek Yogurt, called yiaourti, is thick, creamy, and has taken the world by storm. Yogurt has been a tradition in Greece, probably ever since the first itinerant shepherds tried to store milk in their goat skins, only to find that the agitation and the heat had turned the milk into something else: slightly sour, unusually refreshing, and delicious.

Extremely versatile, Greek Yogurt can turn into anything, from breakfast to dips, sauces and desserts.

Traditional Greek Yogurt is made either with sheep’s or goat’s milk, although, nowadays, cow’s milk yogurt seems to be the most popular.

Greek Yogurt Proteins and Nutritional Value.

Here is the list of the nutritional values of greek yogurt

  • Calories: 146
  • Protein: 20 grams
  • Fat: 3.8 grams
  • Carbs: 7.8 grams
  • B12: 43% of the Daily Value (DV)
  • Riboflavin (B2): 35% of the DV
  • Pantothenic acid (B5): 19% of the DV
  • Vitamin A: 20% of the DV
  • Calcium: 18% of the DV
  • Phosphorus: 22% of the DV
  • Potassium: 6% of the DV
  • Zinc: 11% of the DV
  • Selenium: 45% of the DV

Benefits of Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt contains high amounts of nutrients and its consumption, by any form, can benefit our health. Here are some benefits of the infamous “yiaourti”.

  • Improving bone health

Eating Greek yogurt may strengthen bone health, as it is rich in calcium and protein. Also studies have shown that by consuming greek yogurt, people can reduce the risk of osteoporosis.

  • Boost metabolism

Greek yogurt contains 20 grams of protein. Researchers suggest that by eating a high-protein diet we increase the number of calories we burn per day.

  • Lower blood pressure

Studies show that consuming probiotics may lead to a modest but significant decrease of high blood pressure.


Greek Yellow Cheese & Greek “Feta”

greek cheese Say cheese! Greek cheese board has endless delights to offer a discerning palate!

Feta is arguably the best-known Greek cheese in the world. As a Protected Designation of Origin product, Feta predominates in foreign markets and is an “among favourites” choice for consumers worldwide.

Greece also produces a range of fresh cheeses, such as Anthotiro and Myzithra, which can be used in numerous recipes and cast an air of high quality in your meals.

The rich catalog of notable Greek cheeses also includes kefalotyri, a hard yellow sheep’s or goat’s milk cheese, graviera, a delicious, sweet, mellow and nutty cheese, kefalograviera, which falls somewhere between graviera and kefalotyri, Kasseri, one of the most famous Greek cheeses, as well as ladotyri, manouri & metsovone.

Greek Feta - A Product of Protected Designation of Origin

The Greek government registered back in 2002, the cheese name “Feta” as a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO). “Feta" can only be used for cheeses produced in the designated geographical area in Greece and according to the product specification. See more information. here


Greek Butter

greek butterDidn’t you know butter originates from a nomad made “accident”. You now know. A sheepskin bag of milk tied to a horse and a day of jostling, led to the miraculous transformation so many generations have noticed and learned to apply.

Greek butter, usually made from sheep’s or cow’s milk, are among the most popular Greek Dairy Products abroad. Known for its top quality, offered by a wide variety of Greek Brands, is being “spread” all over the World!


Ice Cream of Greece

ice cream 1 Historians believe that Greeks have been enjoying frozen desserts since Ancient Greece! In ancient times, they used to flavor snow with fruit and honey and this was considered to be a traditional dessert.

This dessert evolved to become our modern-day ice cream! Greek ice cream started getting quite popular, through the previous years. Currently, it’s being exported and loved all over the world! It comes in a wide variety of flavors. Except the common ones, you can find Greek ice cream made of mastic, salepi, kataifi, yogurt and olive oil!


Greek Milk

greek milkGreek milk is the foundation of all the high quality dairy products made exclusively in Greece. Exceptional climate conditions, small farms, animals treated with the demanded care, yield to a fabulous product. That is what makes Greek milk so special.

Greece is also included among top EU’s non-cow milk producers, with milk which is mainly coming from ewes and goats. Greek milk is being exported all over the world, vastly contributing in Greek Foreign Trade.


Greece’s ideal climate conditions, pure nature and high-standard agricultural businesses lead to magnificent final products. That is the reason why Greek dairy products are loved by consumers all around the globe.

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