“Daughter Melania” LLC was founded as a family business in the town of Tashir in Lori region in 1996 by the married couple of Rouben and Galina Harutyunyans.
Close relatives, having different backgrounds in agriculture, participated in the formation of the enterprise. Since 1999 the enterprise has born the name of “Daughter Melania” LLC.
The enterprise is specialized in cheese production. It produces about ten types of cheese: “Sargis”- Lori, Alashkert, Lalvar, Tashir, Chanakh, String, Suluguni, Holland, etc.
The location of the plant allows collecting milk in alpine and subalpine posturing areas of Tashir and Stepanavan, as well as from farms located in meadows.
Due to high quality of the collected milk, historical traditions of cheese making and modern technologies used, the plant provides safe products to its consumers.
During all the years of its operation, the plant has actively collaborated with various international organizations contributing to the development of rural areas and agriculture. In particular, the collaboration with US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Center of Agribusiness and Rural Development (CARD) has been very productive, and numerous projects and programs aimed at inproving milk production qualitative and quantitative indicators and developing cheese production have been implemented.
Since 2001 the major part of the production has been exported to the Russian Federation and the USA.
For five years the plant has worked with the US Louisiana State University, CARD and Kiyev “Ukrmetrteststandard” over the implementation of the HACCP food safety system, and in 2012 the plant was certified with ISO: 22000-2005 international certificate.