History

Building on a heritage of cheese that goes back several millennia, it was in 1939 that two brothers, Andreas and Costas Pittas founded Pittas Dairy Industries Ltd, bringing traditional cheese-making into the modern era. Blending traditional recipes and methods with modern efficient equipment has been the hallmark of the business ever since.Pittas Dairy Industries Ltd have continued to innovate, being the first to use pasteurization during production of traditional Cypriot dairy products such as Halloumi®, Fetta, Kefalotyri Cheese and Yogurt. Today the company employs over 200 people making the traditional cheeses of Cyprus with the simplicity, efficiency and sanitary standards of modern manufacturing processes.
With over 100 quality dairy items distributed to nearly 3000 outlets all over Cyprus, our brand position has been built on a reputation for superior product and consumer service. Today Pittas is a leader in the dairy industry, the number one brand both domestically and in export markets.
  
Pittas cheeses are exported to Europe, the United States, the Middle East, Australia and Japan and account for more than 50% of the total exports of Cyprus dairy products.

Our exports have increased dramatically since our early beginnings when we were merely exporting to Cypriots abroad. We now export to an international market of more conscious of the value of the Mediterranean diet and healthy natural foods made in traditional ways. Moreover, Halloumi® is now officially recognized as a distinctive cheese indigenous to Cyprus. 

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