Proikas, Sohos, Macedonia
Stamatis Proikashas been producing cheese for generations, using milk from Sohos, which is renowned in Greece for its excellent quality. He took on his first flock after he returned to Sohos from Mount Athos, where he had worked as a cooper and learnt the art of cheesemaking from the monks there. Years later, his grandson Stamatis continued his grandfather’s work and founded a professional dairy in 1962. Stamatis’ daughter, Eleni, brought the third generation of the family into the business, and still runs the company today. She works alongside her daughters to continuously develop their dairy, producing both traditional and new cheeses. All cheeses are produced exclusively from selected Greek milk without additives, preservatives, or improvers.