History

It began its journey in 1982, as part of Minerva’s extra virgin oils’ family. Horio, however, thanks to its authenticity and the values it embodies, managed to stand out and carve its own route in the Greek market, by creating its own, completely autonomous product family.

JANUARY 2016

Horio light white cheese holds all of Horio’s original taste, since it undergoes a specific maturation process. It has only 12% fat and 30% less salt (as regards to the previous composition). It is ideal for low calorie and low fat diets, as well as for cooking!
Made with 100% goat’s milk in Episkopiko, in Ioannina, in Epirus.

JANUARY 2016

SEPTEMBER 2015

Staying true to its values and innovative strategy, Horio welcomes a new member to its family: margarine with 10 % Greek yoghurt in brick.
It combines a balanced flavor and the velvety texture of margarine with the freshness of Greek yoghurt.
It is ideal for all sweet recipes and serves as an additional option that meets consumers’ culinary needs.

SEPTEMBER 2015

JUNE 2015

Horio Organic graviera is being added to our large organic products family. Made of 100 % Greek pasteurized organic farming sheep’s milk.

JUNE 2015

JULY 2014

Horio goat cheese is our new cheese with full body and a peppery flavor.
Produced in Episkopiko of Ioannina city, in the traditional manner as taught to us by our grandparents.
The milk that is used is 100 % fresh, from goats grazing on the region of the Peloponnese.
It is matured just long enough to offer its authentic taste.

JULY 2014

NOVEMBER 2013

Graviera, our favorite yellow cheese, comes to us with a renewed flavor and look, in order to take over our dining room table and satisfy consumers’ taste preferences. The authentic Horio graviera, consistent in quality, produced in Epirus from 100% Greek sheep and goat milk, brings us a new series of graviera products in a variety of flavors and maturation time: Sweet (5-month maturation), Mature (7-month maturation), Long Maturation (12-month maturation), so that we may choose the best flavor depending on cooking method and desired taste.

NOVEMBER 2013

OCTOBER 2012

Wanting to respond to society’s return to classic values that grant us the sense of security we need, Horio creates Horio Classic Olive Oil and Horio Margarine Classic Flavor.

OCTOBER 2012

MARCH 2012

A new era in Horio cheese begins with the birth of the exquisite Infused white cheese with Mediterranean herbs. Produced from goat’s milk, it has a special character, unparalleled flavor and is seasoned with pepper, oregano and thyme – the most familiar aromas of the Greek countryside.

MARCH 2012

NOVEMBER 2011

The new Horio Sustainable Extra Virgin Olive Oil provides tangible proof of Minerva’s commitment to respect and protect the environment. Made according to Good Agricultural Practices, Horio Sustainable promises to protect olive trees and its gifts, in order for both our children and us to keep enjoying them.

NOVEMBER 2011

FEBRUARY 2011

Horio Light White Cheese is released, Minerva’s white cheese made-up entirely of 100% goat milk, rich flavor and only 11% fat.

FEBRUARY 2011

SEPTEMBER 2010

Horio Graviera Cheese reinvents itself in the form of Horio Graviera Cheese Slices.

SEPTEMBER 2010

NOVEMBER 2009

Horio’s organic products family welcomes two new products: Horio Organic Feta Cheese and Horio Organic Graviera Cheese.

NOVEMBER 2009

MARCH 2009

A new page in the Horio history book is written, with the support and guarantee of Minerva, Horio moves into the world of cheese-making by creating two emblematic Greek cheeses: Horio Feta Cheese and Horio Graviera Cheese.

MARCH 2009

JANUARY 2009

The need for constant variety of flavors in extra virgin olive oil leads to the creation of three new, unique olive oil varieties: Horio Extra Virgin Olive Oil Koroneiki Variety, Horio Extra Virgin Olive Oil Mountain Regions and Horio Extra Virgin Olive Oil Midland Olive Groves.

JANUARY 2009

JULY 2008

Continuing to stay true and passionate to its vision for products plucked straight from the Greek land, Horio grows some more by launching olive-based organic products – Horio Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Horio Organic Kalamata Olives, Horio Organic Kalamata Olive Pate, Horio Organic Cow Butter, Organic Horio Soft with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, bring us even closer to the authentic Greek village (horio) by serving the unique flavors of organic products.

JULY 2008

JUNE 2008

Horio’s family keeps expanding with the addition of a brand new product category, made from 100% pure cow’s milk: Horio Cow Butter.

JUNE 2008

DECEMBER 2007

Horio contains the wealth of the olive tree in elegant glass jars, launching the Olive and Olive Pase products that quickly find their place in our kitchen, as well as in our hearts.

DECEMBER 2007

SEPTEMBER 2007

The aroma and the values of Horio instensify their presence in our daily life through two new, exquisite products: Horio Soft Margarine with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Horio Soft Margarine with Greek Yogurt.

SEPTEMBER 2007

1999

Construction of the new, sophisticated factory in Schimatari, Viotia is completed – this is a modern, technologically advanced unit that is able to support the company’s new generation’s vision for high quality products. In this same year, Horio Extra Virgin Olive Oil Mountain Region’s predecessor, Minerva Mountain Regions, is introduced to the Greek market, as was Horio Extra Virgin Olive Oil Midland Groves’ predecessor, Minerva Midland Groves.

1999

1997

Horio, which has already established its own, special place at the Greek family’s table, becomes Horio Extra Virgin Olive Oil Koroneiki Variety. Horio was the only olive oil at the time, made exclusively from one, premium olive variety, something that brings us even closer to the authentic taste of olive oil.

1997

1982

Horio’s personal history begins with the birth of Minerva’s Horio Extra Virgin Olive Oil, which satisfies the publics’ need for pure products, during which time, the concept of traditional starts being synonymous with quality.

1982

1957

A new olive oil processing and bottling factory is built in Moschato, which transporst the base of the company’s production activity and inaugurates a new era: one of the expansion of the company’s commercial activities across and outside Greek boarders.

1957

1930

First to do so in the industry, Minerva bottles olive oil in a glass bottle, something which gradually becomes synonymous with quality grocery product during that era.

1930

1904

The company “KARAKOSTAS-GIANNAKOS,” active in the food and oil trade since 1877, invests the knowledge and experience accumulated throughout the years in Greece’s most precious commodity, the olive oil, all the while offering a different, more innovative approach to its treatment and trade – a decision that leads to the birth of the olive oil Minerva.

1904

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