It was in 1968 when the families of our founders, Andreas, Costas, Panayiotis and Theodoros Pantziaros, joined forces and started their first steps in the field of cattle breeding.
They started working with a few cows on a small farm at the edge of Mesaoria plain in the village of Athienou, Larnaca, Cyprus. Their aim was to produce cow milk and halloumi in small quantities for their and their fellow villagers’ daily needs.
They set forth with great energy and passion. Their hard work, their love for what they consciously chose to do and the excellent cooperation between them, led to a success that they had never dreamed of.
They learnt the art of cheese making in early 1978 and set up a small dairy at Costa’s house - one of the brother associates - thus laying down the foundation stone for their successful journey.
In 1981, with hard work and dedication, they established their first dairy in Athienou at a different location. It was the first dairy, which produced cheese and other dairy products, in the village.
Committed to the tradition of both manufacturing and use of traditional means and tools, they followed an upward trend by selling products to the domestic market. The quality of their products was always their main goal.
Whilst the dairy was put in operation, a new modern farm was built in the area (by the founders' families), so that they could meet the growing demand.
Pantziarou Brothers invested in modern technology, which combined with their experience in the cheese making industry, dedication to quality and hygiene, resulted in substantial growth and success.
The vision of Pantziarou Brothers to keep traditions alive and produce quality dairy products was undertaken by their children Stylianos, Alexis, Chrysos, Maria and Evanthia, who joined the family business to continue the work that their fathers began.
The breakthrough came in 2006 when they moved to their current modern dairy. The business is constantly evolving and leading the way in the dairy sector.
Its wings spread reaching world markets with the aim of transfering the authentic taste of Cypriot traditional halloumi to foreign countries.
The range of products includes authentic Cypriot products, various types and sizes of halloumi, fresh and dried anari cheese as well as flaouna cheese, whose base is a blend of cow’s, sheep’s and goat’s milk, that is prepared using traditional methods passed down from generation to generation.
In June 2018, the business grew exponentially, with a huge export of cheese products to the United Kingdom. Exports continue with the same momentum to the United Kingdom, to Sweden, Austria, Denmark, Greece and the distant Australia.
In 2017, the company created a new livestock farm producing high quality milk.
Constantly increasing its production whilst following best practices and consistency in quality, our company has progressively evolved to this day, always remaining faithful and committed to the optimum demand of our dairy industry.
The upward trend continued and the business announced that new state-of-the-art facilities were under study.
Pantziarou Brothers Ltd, its founders and shareholders always hoped the best for their faithful staff who work diligently and methodically at the company's premises, and care for their well-being and advancement.