The Valley of Tempi is a gorge in northern Thessaly, Greece, located between Olympus to the north and Ossa to the south. The valley is 10 kilometres long and as narrow as 25 metres in places, with cliffs nearly 500 metres high, and through it flows the Pineios River on its way to the Aegean Sea. In ancient times, it was celebrated by Greek poets as a favorite haunt of Apollo and the Muses. On the right bank of the Pineios sat a temple to Apollo, near which the laurels used to crown the victorious in the Pythian Games were gathered.
The Tempi Pass is a strategic pass in Greece since it is the main route from Larisa through the mountains to the coast. Because of this it has been the scene of numerous battles throughout history. In 480 BC, 10,000 Athenians and Spartans gathered at Tempi to stop Xerxes's invasion. However, once there, they were warned by Alexander I of Macedon that the valley could be bypassed and that the army of Xerxes was overwhelmingly large; accordingly, the Greeks retreated.
The journey of Tempi Co. began in 1965 in Thessaly.
It was back then that Tachas Bros. perfected the secrets of Feta cheese making, drawing from the accumulated knowledge.
These family secrets were passed on through the generations to the present day.
Tempi Co. was born of the passionate interest that the owners (Tachas Nikos & Rompas Kostas) had for innovative products made from pure ingredients and of their belief in the Mediterranean diet and their dream to become its ambassadors to the world.
Today, Tempi Co. continues to produce wholesome, high-quality, full-flavored products. The company still retains its founder’s initial enthusiasm, but by coupling the health-promoting dietary tradition of the Mediterranean with a commitment to innovation, Tempi Co. has expanded beyond the narrow borders of Greece.