Proikas, Sohos, Macedonia
Stamatis Proikas S.A. of Thessaloniki has been producing cheese for three generations, using milk from Sohos, which is renowned in Greece for its excellent quality. Stamatis Proikas 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 monks. 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 manages the company today. She works alongside her daughters to continuously develop the company, producing both traditional and new-generation cheeses. All cheeses are produced exclusively from selected Greek milk without additives, preservatives, or improvers.