Kostarelos: Where Tradition Meets Modernity on a Plate


Nestled in the heart of Attica, Greece, lies Kostarelos: a family-run business that embodies the true spirit of artisan cheesemaking. More than just a name, Kostarelos represents a legacy of three generations dedicated to crafting exceptional dairy products and sharing their passion with the world.

Kostarelos front of shop

The story of Kostarelos dates back to 1937, when Pappou Kostarelos, the grandfather, started producing cheese and yogurt for his guests at his taverna in Markopoulo, using milk from his farm. In the 1960s, he expanded his small dairy production to an integrated and structured production process by opening cheese and dairy facilities in the same suburb. To this day, the company has maintained key traditional elements while expanding its operations.


"Our family has a strong legacy of producing high-quality exclusive dairy products. We source milk from small Greek farms that we have carefully selected and use it to make cheese, yoghurt, rice puddings, and other dairy products. We supply our cheese and dairy products to our seven retail stores. Our customers can enjoy our delicious cheese and dairy products, as well as other traditional Greek products that we source from local artisan producers whom we have built trusted relationships with over the years."


In September 2015, Kyiakos and Nikos, third-generation brothers, opened a store in Kolonaki. The place has a beautiful ambience and makes you feel instantly at home. They offer simple and delicious flavours that enhance the Greek tradition using their homemade cheese and dairy products. You can visit this place to enjoy breakfast, lunch, or a snack on the run, or indulge in some cheese and wine. Among the best items on their menu are the feta cheese sandwich with bacon, mushrooms, and truffle, and the rizogalo, which has loyal customers constantly coming back for more!

As you sit inside, you can enjoy the many options of mouth-watering food and cheeses on offer. You may also notice the walls covered with wooden planks from barrels used for ageing wine and feta cheese. Additionally, the ceiling lights are made from the metallic rings used to keep the casks' wooden planks together. So not only is the food and cheese Instagram-worthy, but so is the simple decor and buzzing atmosphere!


One of the things that makes this place a treasure in Athens is that you can purchase all the products you taste to take home with you. The deli products available are of high quality, but be prepared to discover the world of amazing Greek cheeses and treat your taste buds!

The wide range of homemade exceptional flavours includes Anthotyro cheese ( a mild taste with a sweet and soft texture), Graviera cheese (hard cheese of golden-yellow colour made from sheep and goats’ milk), aged Kefalotyri cheese (made with sheep and goats' milk and ages for at least 12 months), Tsalafouti (a soft, creamy cheese, made exclusively from goats’ milk), Maestyri with the Greek herb throubi (a burst of flavours, with a rich and intense milk presence) and the list continues.

The quality of Kostarelos dairy products is well-known and proven, but really, if you are in Athens, do yourself a favour and taste it for yourself!

Greek cheese fondue

  • Pinakotyri, graviera, kasseri from Mouzaki and smoked cheese
  • Graviera, pinakotyri and graviera from Syros island
  • Feta soft and hard, truffle oil and nuts

The dishes are accompanied by toasted bread. Roasted potatoes or broccoli. Grilled mushrooms or grilled ham or smoked chicken

or beef with peppers

Chocolate fondue.

  • Cream chocolate and bitter chocolate
  • Vanilla cream and white chocolate

Accompanied by toasted brioche. Banana or pear. Dried frigs. Candied chestnut or toasted brioche.

A: Patriarchou Ioakim 30-32, Athina 106 75, Greece

H: Monday- Friday 8 am-9 pm and Saturday 8 am-8 pm

P: 30 21 0725 9000


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