Greek Cheeses: Cheaper in Berlin than in… Kato Patissia

Greek Cheeses: Cheaper in Berlin than in… Kato Patissia

Olive oil prices have skyrocketed recently, while cheese, which all Greeks put on their tables every day, has taken a similar direction. Feta cheese is on the verge of becoming a luxury item, with the price of feta cheese in the fridges reaching 17 euros per kilo.

As Apostolos Ratopoulos, president of the Greek Consumers’ Union, told a television station, ‘Greek feta cheese weighing 200 grams is sold in Germany for 1,69 euros, somewhere around 8,5 euros per kilo. In our country the same feta, the same packaging and the same quantity is sold for 3.29 euros, somewhere around 16.5 euros per kilo. Feta is cheaper in Berlin than in Kato Patissia,” he said, stressing that a 400-gram Greek cheese of the same brand is sold in Luxembourg for 5.9 euros and in Greece a 370-gram package is sold for 5.97 euros.