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Cheese is a hitch on Costa Rica's entry into Europe

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Costa Rica needs to reach an accord on its manufacturers of gorgonzola and provolone cheeses in order to gain privileged access to trade with the European Union.

The makers will no longer be allowed to make the Italian-style cheeses but they are expected to be offered compensation by the government.

Brussels authorities are no longer prepared to allow Costa Rican companies such as Dos Pinos and Monteverde to use names of origins for cheeses that are not made from the regions that bear their names.

Full story in Spanish