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Cyprus farmers warn of halloumi shortages over EU protection plans

Melanie Wong | Dec 3, 201905:44 PM     1

Enjoy your saganaki now.

" . . . On one side is the Cypriot government, which is pushing for the island’s rubbery 'white gold' to be given an EU badge of authenticity known as Protected Designation of Origin.

The objective is to protect Cypriot halloumi from foreign imitators – lookalike products on the market such as 'grilloumi' and 'white grill cheese.

On the other side are cow herders and cheese producers, who say the new regulations are so exacting that they cannot be met and warn that the island’s halloumi sector will be brought to its knees. . . "

Cyprus farmers warn of halloumi shortages over EU protection plans

Grilled and golden brown, it’s become a much-loved staple of British barbeques and summer salads, but all is not well in the hallowed world of halloumi...

www.telegraph.co.uk
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