It’s simple really. We make wonderful, fresh, tasty mushrooms.
Not just the White mushrooms we have been growing since 1979 and you all know and love, but also Portobello, Oyster, Shiitake, the tantalizingly delicious Portobellini mushrooms and a plethora of other wonderful gourmet mushrooms.
You can find them in a great number of supermarkets around Cyprus or even taste them cooked from a plethora of fantastic restaurants and hotels.
Here you will find more information about our team and how we work hard to do business in a way that is ethical and safe for consumers, our employees as well as the environment.
What can we say? We are nice like that.
Having founded the company all the way back in 1979, Rissos Kyriakides is still the heart and soul of the company.
Rissos undertook his university studies in Greece, having graduated with a degree in Agriculture. His ambition brought him to London where the whole universe conspired for his eyes to be drawn towards a book on mushroom growing!
There was not a lot of knowledge worldwide on mushroom growing at the time and Rissos always enjoyed challenges. So a wonderful journey in the world of mushrooms began!
With a vast experience in the mushroom growing industry, he has pioneered numerous times in comingup with innovative growing techniques to improve the end results.
Some nice folks abroad say that he is one of the best mushroom growers in the world. He is too humble to admit it but we are not.
Isaac Newton, the father of classical Physics had once said “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants”. We, too, feel that we are standing on the shoulders of a giant.
Go on, admit it. You probably saw one of these wandering the streets at one point or another.
We thought the Batman movies were cool, so we dubbed our vehicles “mushMobiles”. Pretty fresh, don’t you think?
Our empire of funky transport is growing, as last year saw the addition of 2 more mushMobiles. This brought the total number of vehicles to 7, currently covering the whole of Cyprus.
The next time you stumble upon one of our mushMobiles on the streets don’t hesitate to smile and wave hello. The nice driver will give you a recipe booklet all yours to keep.
Here at Kyriakides Mushrooms we take your health and safety very seriously.
Being in the food industry, we understand how important it is that our products are safe to consume. That is why we are the only company in the local mushroom sector that has achieved the ISO22000:2005 (HACCP) certification for all processes – production, harvesting, packaging and distribution.
Have you heard of HACCP before? It stands for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points and it was developed for NASA to ensure that the food provided for astronauts was safe. Now, the principles of HACCP are applied to mushroom growing and packing in our premises.
How do we do it? Well, first all our substrate is pasteurised before any mushroom spawn is added to it and all our growing rooms are sterilised with steam between crops. Moreover, we have regular laboratory tests of the water we use for irrigation as well as testing the mushrooms themselves to ensure they are safe for you to consume. And of course, all our mushroom harvesters wear hair nets and hand gloves to ensure proper hygiene.
See? We told you we take it seriously.
If we were a big, boring megacorp we’d call this page our “Corporate Values”, “Business Ethics” or something fancy like that. But we are not, so we’ll just tell you what you can expect from us.