The Hotos family tradition in cheese-making stretches back three generations, namely to the early 20th century. It was back then that grandfather George Hotos perfected the secrets of Feta and Manouri cheese-making, drawing from the accumulated knowledge of the tradition of the people of the mountainous region of Samarina.
These family secrets were passed on from generation to generation, and to the present day.
With respect to the traditional way of production and to the quality that made them renowned, Hotos Cheese products stand out for their rich and full flavor, and have become a favourite among Greeks.
Hotos S.A. remains true to its family tradition, and combines almost a century’s worth of know-how with a state of the art creamery, in order to ensure the superior quality of its products.
The company successfully remains family-managed despite its steady growth and substantial number of business operations.
The company-owned creamery is situated at the very center of the milk production region, enabling, thus, the company to apply proper quality control at all production stages. Building on its love for tasteful and healthy Greek cheese, and with the utmost respect towards its customers,, the company exports its products to many countries of the Europe Union, to the United States of America and to Russia. Hotos applies the ISO 9001, ISO 22000 and BRC standards at all stages of production.
The main concern of Hotos SA is meeting the national and international legal standards of hygiene and safety, as well as the requirements of its customers. Working towards achieving the above, We apply a Quality Management System according to standard EN ISO 9001:2008, and a plan for safety and hygiene products (EN ISO 22000:2005) for the production of Feta cheese, Manouri cheese, Goat cheese, Myzithra, Anthotyro and Sheep Yogurt. Furthermore, we have adapted the systems and business requirements of the BRC British standard “Global Standard For Food Safety,” in order to meet the demands of the international market. By implementing the Quality Management System, we seek to achieve specific quality goals for products, production, sales and customer satisfaction. The CEO is responsible for implementing this policy, which is reviewed annually as to its adequacy and appropriateness with respect to customer requirements and to legislation.