Protecting the origin of cheese

EU protection of origin

EU protection of regional cheese specialties

Protection of origin or protection of origin are statutory regulations.

They ensure that a particular product can only be designated by its name if it comes from a specific area and complies with the rules of manufacture, composition and characteristics specified therein.

Cheese specialties are a cultural value

Protected Designation of OriginCheese specialties in particular reflect a piece of ethnoculture and the identity of a particular area. The origin of a cheese specialty is something special and wants to be protected.

Top quality cheeses deserve this geographical indication in the name only if they have been produced in this region according to the rules of manufacture, composition and properties specified therein.

In Austria, there are only six cheeses that enjoy this origin protection. Among them are also the Vorarlberg mountain cheese and the Vorarlberg alp cheese.


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