About Us

Papouis Dairies was established in 1967 as a family run business by Mr. Costas Papouis in the village of Athienou, Cyprus, with 4 employees, using traditional methods of producing Halloumi and Anari cheese. Production was approx. 500-600kg per day which was distributed in the Cypriot market.

In 2006, the family founded a limited company under the name “Papouis Dairies Ltd”. Located in Athienou Industrial Area with up to date and modern machinery, the new dairy was built in accordance with EU regulations, covering 6,000 square feet.

In 2012, Papouis Dairies was sold to the Pancyprian Organisation of Cattle Farmers Public Ltd (P.O.C.F Ltd). The new owners invested in extending the dairy, which now covers 17,000 square feet, is equipped with hi-tech machinery, as well as being staffed by trained personnel (approx. 180 employees).

Following these improvements, the company is now one of the largest dairies on the island and has the ability to produce 8,000 – 9,000 tonnes annually of Halloumi and 400 tonnes of Anari and Ricotta.

The factory upholds the highest production and hygiene standards, is regularly audited and has the following certifications - IFS and BRC.

In 2019, the capacity will be for production of 9,000 tonnes of halloumi.

Our factory exports to over 30 countries, mainly in Europe, U.S.A, Australia and the Middle East. The retail and HoReCa sector are supplied under our own brand label, our customers’ own label and the supermarkets private label. Our products can be found worldwide in the most reputable and well-known chains of supermarkets.