AFS introduced its latest food product to the general public this spring. The tasty, semi-hard yellow cheese -- sold under the in-demand AFS brand—is now available for purchase at MyMarket locations in Athens and Thessaloniki, a supermarket chain headed by AFS alumnus and honorary trustee Pantelis Panteliadis.
The cheese is produced in the Cheese Laboratory located within the campus’ Educational Dairy and Milk Processing Training Center. Support for equipment in the new Cheese Laboratory came from USAID and private U.S. supporters.
Perrotis College students were involved at every stage in readying this new product for market -- from testing the milk to ensure its high quality, to conducting sensory and research panels to assess market preferences. These test panels provided feedback on every detail: taste, size, even the most appealing shape. The result is a uniquely Greek product, one of the few domestic cheeses produced from locally sourced cow’s milk; the fresh milk for our cheese comes straight from the nationally recognized Holstein herd of the American Farm School.