TA MYLELIA local food products
Living Postcards |
| 7 March 2017
Ta Mylelia ’ Water Mill … is the embodiment of a life-long passion for the forgotten tastes of rural Greece.
In 1992, we renovated a 305 year-old watermill on the Greek island of Lesvos. Soon after restoration, the mill began producing kilos of stone-ground flour each day. To put this healthy, all-natural, durum wheat flour to good use, we created a line of homemade, traditional Greek pasta, all-bran pasta, and gourmet flavoured pasta like saffron pasta, squid ink pasta and pasta kneaded with ouzo and feta cheese.
This was the start.
These naturally air-dried, uniquely shaped pastas were so successful that we decided to further develop our line to include handmade, all -natural traditional Greek products, all in small quantities. These were based on the prototype of the old fashioned, seasonal family cellar of our grandparent’s generation.
Our All-Natural, Traditional Greek Products
To imbue our products with authentic homemade tastes, we use only the highest quality fruits and vegetables, grown especially for us on small family farms which we visit every season. All of our products are traditionally made, not on an assembly line but at individual home-style kitchen stations where a single person prepares each day, only one product from start to finish, in a quantity of no more than 80 to 120 jars. They are all based on traditional Greek and Mediterranean recipes, typical of the Mediterranean diet, a proven beneficial regime proscribing healthy recipes and healthy eating.
The revival of the cottage industry into modern life is our principal goal. Therefore, ‘Ta Mylelia’ Water Mill range includes a large variety of almost-forgotten recipes, as well as many new ones inspired by Christina Panteleimonitis, the founder of ‘Ta Mylelia’ Water Mill. Many of Christina’s ideas and thoughts can be found in her cookbook ‘Ta Mylelia-a Family Concern’ published by ‘Livanis’.
We use no preservatives in our products, basing our production on old, traditional preservation methods for pasta dehydration and jar pasteurization. Olive oil, vinegar, salt, sugar, liqueur, honey, sterilization and most of all strict hygienic conditions are our ‘secrets’ for long lasting 100% natural products.
We have been certified for the International Food Safety Management System HACCP-ISO 22000:2005 and take extra care on the allergen categories. We have participated in the recycling program since 2004 and have barcode numbers on all our products. Our quality control program includes crosschecking of expiration dates by specialists, detailed laboratory analysis and complete traceability. Our labels are offered in 5 languages, all complying with the Food Labeling Regulations.