Back in 1926 Athanassios Filippou opened a small dairy shop at 213 Patison Street in Athens, Greece. But this wasn’t the hustling, bustling Athens of today. The shop was located in the countryside with only a single train station nearby. As travelers would come and go, the reputation of the shop’s delicious, creamy, one-of-a-kind yogurt grew. As he nurtured the business with great care and passion, Athanassios brought his sons Ioannis and Kyriakos into the business and named it FAGE (pronounced “fa-yeh”).
Shortly afterwards Ioannis and his brother Kyriakos opened the company’s first yogurt production facility. During this time, retailers sold yogurt as a commodity, with the consumer having no idea who the manufacturer was. Upon moving the FAGE yogurt plant to the Metamorfossi area of Athens, FAGE became the first company to bring branded yogurt to the market. In fact, it was presented in packaging that is very similar to today’s design.
Since then, FAGE has expanded throughout Greece, Europe and the world, including the United States in 1998. In 2008 FAGE opened a state-of-the-art production facility in Johnstown, New York. The $200 million facility continues to use the original family recipe, while also incorporating technological advances to achieve the highest standards of hygiene and safety.
Are you looking for new and unusual ways to add FAGE Total to your life? There’s no shortage of ideas in the FAGE Total Plain Kitchen! Check out the unique recipes that world class chef Bobby Flay has come up with and try a few out for yourself. My favorite recipe (so far) is Zucchini Fritters with FAGE Total Greek Yogurt.
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Disclosure: I am a BzzAgent and was supplied coupons for free FAGE products, however my opinions are 100% my own.