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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Feta is Greek

No-one but the Greeks are allowed to use the name Feta cheese. It has joined the likes of Champagne and Sherry as labels that denote a particular geography. One of the factors which influenced the decision is the following:
Despite its many imitators, "the production of feta has remained concentrated in Greece, with more than 85 per cent of consumption of feta, per capita and per year, taking place in Greece", the court said.
Now I have a question. The Turks are 7 times as numerous as the Greeks, and just as fond of their “white cheese”. Did they take into account the fact that probably the majority of the world’s Feta, is not even called that name?

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