The company started its first steps in the field of cheesemaking in 1967 when Spyros Bafas commenced to produce small quantities of yellow hard cheeses. He utilized the expertise and the decades of experience he gathered from his great-grandfathers, whose main activities were livestock farming. Spyros Bafas having established the solid foundations and the principles of a family business, passes on to his children all the knowledge gathered of family tradition.
The second generation, Anastasios & Nikolaos Bafas, carried the duty and strived to develop the company’s strategies. 2000 is a milestone year, with the building of new modern cheese factory near the previous facilities. Signifying a new age where the traditional cheese factory becomes a dairy industry. An increase in demand leads the company to collaborate with more milk producers, locally & the mountainous area, in order to meet the needs. Order volumes begin to increase, & the company’s reputation begins to spread throughout Greece & other foreign countries. The third generation of Bafas family has an active role in the industry. Today Bafas Epirus Milk Industry is one of the largest cheese production industries in our country, having a wide distribution network throughout Greece, while a large part of the production is being exported in more than 20 countries internationally.