Our Story 2017-07-11T20:41:11+00:00

“These handcrafted feta cheese spreads are our way of encouraging meaningful personal connection through food.”

Philia Foods

ABOUT PHILIA FOODS

The word “Philia” is the Greek root word for community love or friendship. Growing up Greek, food was at the center of every holiday, party and family gathering – it was our family’s way of showing people we loved them. This love for family, friends, and community is the foundation of Philia Foods. In an age dominated by mobile devices and wi-fi, the importance of making meaningful, in-person connections with other people is often overlooked.  These handcrafted feta cheese spreads are our way of encouraging meaningful personal connection through food. Our recipes blend a rich Greek heritage with high quality, preservative free ingredients. The end result is something truly special, that is unlike anything you’ve ever tasted. What are you waiting for? Join the cause and help us Spread Love.

Given our love for meaningful personal connections, what better place to launch a business than a local farmers market?  We officially launched our first product – Roasted Red Pepper Feta spread – at the Linden Hills Farmers market in July of 2012. It was enthusiastically received by the community, and our second product – Rosemary & Basil Feta spread – quickly followed.  Soon after the Linden Hills Farmers Market, Philia Foods branched out to local brick and mortar stores.  Currently our products are available in grocery chains in Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Illinois & Missouri. We continually strive to make strong personal connections with our customers  and business partners, so you’ll continue to see us at Farmers Markets in Minnesota and in stores demoing our awesome spreads. Stay tuned for updated news on where you can find our products, and come visit us in person!

Much Love,

Mike Rakes

Founder