our heritage
ΠΗΓΑΙΝΕΤΕ ΠΡΟΣ ΤΑ ΚΑΤΩ ΓΙΑ ΝΑ ΞΕΚΙΝΗΣΕΤΕ ΤΗΝ ΕΜΠΕΙΡΙΑ
Our History

Our history goes way back. In the year 1963, when a small unit of pasteurization of fresh milk collected cow’s milk from local producers to provide the residents of Ioannina. Back then DODONI consisted of 6 Unions of Agricultural Cooperatives of the Epirus region.

Today DODONI is the leading Greek producer of feta, the first in sales in Greece and the first in exports, in 43 countries around the world.

In a year basis, we process 70.000 tons of 100% Greek, goat-sheep’s and cow’s milk, producing 9 categories and 80 kinds of dairy products, between which, our world famous feta, fresh milk, yoghurt, hard cow’s cheeses, galotyri, butter and many more included in our vast range of fresh products.

Since the 80's, DODONI products are being distributed abroad, as we were the first to surpass all difficulties and export the authentic taste of Epirus beyond Greek borders, making DODONI an ambassador of Greece and specially of Epirus to the whole world.

Epirus

Welcome to one of the most virgin and intact regions of Greece. Here, man becomes one with nature.

On this crossroad of cultures and landscapes, you can find the perfect combination of mountains, gorges and lakes, rivers and arch bridges, hidden creeks and shores, castles and traditional villages, ancient monuments and the famous Dodoni oracle.

DODONI products are being produced and manufactured on this blessed land.

The unique natural landscape of Epirus with its rich vegetation and rare biodiversity, including 2.500 herbs and plants, is what gives to our pure products their excellent quality, unique taste and special aroma that have made them famous in Greece and abroad.

Our farmers’ fresh milk arrives every day to our premises in Ioannina, even from the most distant and isolated parts of Epirus. And from there, the taste of Epirus travels to 43 countries around the world.

Commitment to quality

The name DODONI is unbreakably bonded to quality. Not by chance. From the raw material to the moment the final product arrives at your table, we can guarantee you that it will be worthy of the trust you have been showing us all these years.

We collect milk from over 5500 producers and 514 villages and communities, even from the most distant parts of Epirus. Our farmers are chosen strictly after analyzing the quality of the raw material they provide us, in high technology laboratories.

For the collection of raw material, we have developed a dense organized network of daily collection of sheep’s, goat’s and cow’s milk, which extends to the entire region of Epirus.

The milk is being collected within a few hours, so that it arrives to the factory fresh and unalterable. For this purpose, four main collection and cooling stations of milk have been constructed in all four prefectures of Epirus, where the milk is collected from the receiving stations that exist even at the smallest community.

The company's insulated trucks are used to transport milk to the main facilities, so that the milk maintains its freshness and the products their excellent quality.

Over 5500 producers, 350 suppliers, 1200 clients, 172 permanent and 210 seasonal employees work together to offer you every day the freshest DODONI products.

In order to secure excellent quality of products, DODONI has been certified by the TUV CERT Certification Organization for the installation and the implementation of its quality control system and continuously invests on making its structures function with the highest standards that we have set to ourselves. Especially to secure the consumers' health, we have developed and apply since 1997, a Quality Management System on all of our products, from receiving and pasteurization of the milk to the delivery to the consumer.

The entire production process has been certified according to ISO 9001/2000 and ISO 22000 , which has included all the HACCP standards, as provided by the European Union Directive 92/46, as well as all the international BRC and IFS in terms of food security and hygiene. DODONI is certified by COSMOCERT for the production and trade of cheese organic products under the European USDA/NOP standards.