Slovakia's traditional smoked sheep's cheese (Ovčí salašnícky údený syr) is to be included among Europe’s so-called "traditional specialities guaranteed" (TSG) categorisation, according to a decision made by the European Commission on Monday, October 18.
The inclusion of the product on the TSG list won't prevent Slovakia-based firms from producing this specific type of cheese under the same name, but the sheep's milk will have to come from mountain areas and the traditional way of smoking the cheese must also be observed. Six other products typical of Slovakia, including the Spiš sausage and hunter's salami, are awaiting TSG registration. There are two other EU schemes – namely PDO (protected designation of origin) and PGI (protected geographical indication) – designed to promote as well as protect the names of quality agricultural products and foodstuffs.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.
20. Oct 2010 at 10:00