EU wants to ban US use of Parmesan, Gouda, Feta. Lawmakers cheesed.Submitted by JO4RP on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 20:05
It may get a little harder soon to find feta and Gorganzola in your local supermarket, thanks to some not-so-grate news for America’s cheese manufacturers. (Pardon the pun. But this is serious.)
As part of ongoing trade negotiations, the European Union is looking to ban cheese producers in the United States from labeling their products with names associated with Europe: Parmesan, Gouda, feta, and provolone, to name a few. The EU argues that the American-made varieties of these cheeses are inferior versions that undermine the quality of their European counterparts and eat into European sales.