The Union of Agricultural Cooperatives of Naxos was founded in 1926 by a small group of producers of the island, in order to support their agricultural activities and cheese-making of small amounts of milk. Since then, however, the company has grown rapidly, expanding its operations, increasing production and product range, modernizing its facilities, but always maintaining its commitment to quality and traditional values, working seamlessly with the purpose to serve cooperative members. EAS Naxos has 26 cooperative members, with a total of 3.274 natural members. The number of employees comes up to 81 people, while 35 others are employed at times as seasonal staff.

EAS Naxos is a driving force and a growth engine to the rural people of Naxos, and furthermore to the economy of the entire island