Slovakia's loaf-shaped sheep's cheese receives EU's TSG label

Slovakia's traditional loaf-shaped sheep's cheese (ovčí hrudkový syr - salašnícky) is to be included among the EU's so-called "traditional specialities guaranteed" (TSG), according to a decision made by the European Commission on Wednesday, November 3.

Slovakia's traditional loaf-shaped sheep's cheese (ovčí hrudkový syr - salašnícky) is to be included among the EU's so-called "traditional specialities guaranteed" (TSG), according to a decision made by the European Commission on Wednesday, November 3.

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 techniques used to produce the cheese must also be observed.

Two weeks ago, another type of Slovak sheep's cheese, traditional smoked sheep's cheese (Ovčí salašnícky údený syr), was awarded the same designation. Five other products typical for Slovakia, including the Spiš sausage and hunter's salami, are still awaiting TSG registration.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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