The word "Philia" is the Greek root word for community love or friendship. Growing up Greek, food was at the center of every holiday, party and family gathering for founder Mike Rakes. "It was our family's way of showing people we loved them," he says.
These handcrafted feta cheese spreads are Mike's way of encouraging meaningful personal connection through food. His recipes blend a rich Greek heritage with high-quality, preservative-free ingredients. The end result is something truly special, that is unlike anything you've ever tasted.
Given his passion for meaningful personal connections, what better place to launch a business than a local farmers market? Philia Foods was officially at the Linden Hills Farmers Market in July of 2012 and was enthusiastically received by the community. Soon after, Philia Foods branched out to local brick-and-mortar stores and to grocers across the Midwest.
"We continually strive to make strong personal connections with our customers and business partners," Mike says, "so you'll continue to see us at farmers markets in Minnesota and in stores demoing our awesome spreads."
Find Philia Feta Spreads at Kowalski's in the Deli Department.