George Zervos, galeni leaders stamp

The Zervos family operates in the field of dairy products with a tradition that begins almost parallel to the history of the family. Zervos Bros SA is a family start-up company and has its up-to-date facilities in the area of Roukani Temenos of Heraklion Crete, as well as a certification by the Food and Agriculture Partnership of Crete. When one day the cheese changed texture, its producers found themselves in front of a creamy cheese with a strong aromatic flavor, leaving a balanced aftertaste. Thus, it is now a separate cheese-making unit, recently packaged and beginning its journey outside the island.

Transcript

The hotels’ decision to use local products is something that should had been done years ago

Our products are the galeni, a creamy cheese and the most famous one of all our products, the “galazomizithra”, a product we created in our cheese factory a few years ago and the traditional yoghurt. Our products can be found in Crete, in almost all large chains and selected locations, as well as in Athens in selected places.

The product was created accidentally in around 2004-2005 and for many years we were distributing it as a no named product, until finally with new installations and logos and by that name, galeni, we have been on the market since 2015.

What we stand for is our quality, the continuity and the consistency of our launched product.

The hotels’ decision to use local products is something that should had been done years ago and all of us should support it, the state, the citizens and the businesses because this is the key for economic growth.

I assume that the producers can meet the demand of the hotels in Crete, as long as they know in advance the demand of the products.

I believe that Cretan products are the key factor in highlighting and promoting Crete, as it is part of our culture, part of our tradition.

The milestone for our company, I think, is the moment when my mother said “oops”, when she saw there was a production error and this product was created.

My name is George Zervos, I am the co-owner of Zervos Bros under the distinctive name galeni.

Credits

  • Direction/Post Production: Panos Tsirozidis
  • Camera: Dimitris Zografakis
  • Production Co-ordination and Interview: DigitalWise – Niki Oikonomopoulou
  • Texts & subtitles: Niki Oikonomopoulou
  • Project Manager: Kyriaki Kostolidou

The interview took place in the context of the thematic presentations and actions implemented by LoveGreece.com, aiming to promote the image of Greece abroad, through the faces of charismatic Greeks who signify the outward-looking Greece.

We warmly thank Minos Beach art hotel for its kind hospitality and for its contribution to the video shootings.
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