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Canada’s Short-Sighted GI Decision in Trade Agreement Bites the United States

The European Union and Canada signed a long-pending trade agreement on October 30 that doubles EU access to the Canadian cheese market and establishes geographical indications restricting use of multiple generic cheese names. The GIs grandfathered in current generic term users but requires newer users to label their products things like “feta-type” or “similar to […]Read More »

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This Makes Sense

This Makes Sense:

Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese must come from Italy's Parma region

This Doesn’t Make Sense

This Doesn't Make Sense:

All parmesan cheese must come from Italy

image description Many commonly used names for American cheeses have deep roots in European history, but American cheesemakers have contribut[ed] greatly to their popularity around the world. image description — The American Cheese Society