Olympus Cheese are Australian made and owned, award winning, preservative free cheese producers, local to Brisbane since 1974. With proud Cypriot roots, Olympus Cheese uses recipes passed from generation to generation to make largely by hand our signature Halloumi, Ricotta and Fetta.
With an emphasis on quality, fresh products with no additives we pride ourselves on a quick to market, superior tasting cheese. On average, most Olympus Cheese is manufactured and packaged within 48 hours. Strict quality control and attention to freshness and flavour means that some of our products have a shorter shelf life, but that means you’re getting the best quality for your money and your health. We believe full fat products offer the most benefit to long term health.
As the Australian palette changes so to do our cheeses, Olympus products include Halloumi, Ricotta, Fetta, Baked Ricotta, Marinated Fetta, Buffalo Milk Halloumi and Fetta, Labneh (made from our Greek Yoghurt) and our Natural and Greek Yogurts with no added sugar, no additives, no thickeners, and great gut cultures perfect for good gut health.
The business is headed by master cheese maker Michael Gavriel and assisted by his cheese maker brother Emanuel, Desiree Gavriel oversees operational and administrative matters. Alexis Gavriel, daughter of Michael and Desiree, heads the sales and marketing team while taking on many of the day to day business operations.
Proud to support our Aussie dairy farmers, we want to welcome you to our family – with what else, but cheese.
The History of Cheesemaking
The original Olympus Cheese factory was set up in Ferry Road, West End in the 1970s by founder Con Bouras and his family.
By May 1996, Mr Bouras had become gravely ill but wanted to keep the business going. Current owners Michael and Desiree Gavriel bought the business from Mr Bouras in partnership with Michael’s mother and step-father, the Fahham’s. The Gavriels have owned and operated Olympus Cheese outright since 1998.
After the Gavriels took over, demand for Olympus Cheese increased to the point where the business needed facilities with greater manufacturing capacity so Olympus moved to its current premises in Churchill Street, Coorparoo in 2002.
To this day, Olympus Cheese remains the only cheese factory within five kilometres of Brisbane’s CBD.
With its growth and popularity, Olympus Cheese is available at your local independent grocer, Australia wide. Having trouble finding us? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for stockists.