Cheese POP & PGI

Introduction

The drafting of the informative tribute was realized by the PDO-PGI and TSG division of the department of Organic Farming of the Ministry of Rural Development and Food and is designed to inform producers and consumers on Greek cheeses that have been registered as Protected Designations of Origin, under the Community legislation. Greece has a wide variety of cheeses, which can be consumed in various ways and please the culinary desires even of the most demanding consumers. Apart from feta cheese, the fame of which has spread all over the world because of its judicial adventure, Greece has registered another 19 types of cheese as PDO products. This tribute has an informative character and provides information on each cheese separately. In no way does it replace the existing national or Community legislation, nor the special production standards of PDO cheeses.