"This is the place to try all sorts of hard-to-find artisan Greek cheese."
Roumeli is among my favourite food shops in Athens. This family run dairy started off in the early 1950s in Fthiotida, northern Greece and is now run by the second generation. Initially they became known for their PDO feta cheese traditionally matured in wooden barrels—just the way they still make it. This is the place to try all sorts of hard-to-find artisan Greek cheese. They also produce three hard cheeses made with goat and sheep milk (graviera, kefalotyri and kefalisio), galotyri (white creamy cheese) with garlic and parsley, a creamy goat cheese log, votanotyri (goat milk cheese balls marinated in olive oil with dill), tsalafouti (a white, creamy and slightly sour cheese), anthotyro and myzithra (two traditional cheeses made from the whey of feta). Their fresh goat milk is absolutely the best I’ve ever tasted and I also love their yoghurt, buttermilk and butter.