Why Feta Cheese would Cause Trouble Between Denmark and Greece – again?
According to the European Commission, Denmark isn’t exactly following the rules when it comes to Greece’s favorite Cheese.
Feta is a traditional Greek cheese made with sheep’s milk or a mix of milks.In 2002, after the first time Denmark and Greece stood off about the delicious food, feta was added to the EU’s list of protected food products.
Cheeses similar to feta that are produced outside Greece cannot be labeled as feta and shouldn’t be sold in countries with which the EU has trade agreements.Although Denmark complied with the rules, the European Commission believes that Danish producers try to pass their cheese off as the original feta in non-EU countries.
It will take a while to resolve the disagreement, but hopefully it will be settled in a way that will allow consumers to know when they are buying real Greek feta.