1 Comment

Italy is serious about protecting their cheese… not so fast, Costa Rica

Protecting geographic identity is big BIG business… €6.3bn in Europe this year in fact… and as such Italy has blocked the implementation of a trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and Costa Rica in protest to the use of geographical indication (GI) trademarks by cheese manufacturers in the country.



“The Costa Rican Ministry of Foreign Trade (COMEX) confirmed yesterday that its entry into the Central American Association Agreement (CAAA) has been vetoed by Italy, just days before the country was due be given provisional approval on 1 August. Italy is protesting the use by Costa Rican cheese makers of four Italian GI-protected cheese names – Provolone Valpadana, Fontina, Gorgonzola, and Parmigiano Reggiano.”

via Italy blocks EU-Costa Rica trade deal over cheese GI infringements.


One comment on “Italy is serious about protecting their cheese… not so fast, Costa Rica

What do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

The Cheese Making Years

The Adventures of Anne Hastings in the World of Cheese

Secondary Culture

cheesy adventures in the world of milk, cultures, and mold

Finger, Fork & Knife

I'm Kate and Finger, Fork and Knife is where I record the recipes that excite, nourish and inspire me. I focus on wholesome, high-nutrition, home-cooked food - recipes that satisfy and delight. Welcome!

The House Mouse

One girl's journey through the cheese world

Salutation Recipes

I'm trying to keep a log of all the things we cook which taste really lovely. You know what it's like: you tweak and tweak a recipe until it's barely recognisable and then wonder how you used to make it. And it will also save a lot of time and bits of paper when it comes to sharing those recipes with friends.

Saucy Pans

Food Reviews and Recipes around Bristol & Cardiff


The blog


Walk and Bike in France. www.icietlanature.com


"It's so beautifully arranged on the the plate - you know someone's fingers have been all over it." - Julia Child

A Crust Eaten

Living life one plate at a time

%d bloggers like this: