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EU Adds Naxos Island's ''Arseniko'' Cheese to Protected Geographical Indication List

The European Commission announced on Monday that yet another iconic, traditional Greek product will be added to its coveted list of ”Protected Geographical Indication” (PGI) foods.
Arseniko cheese, made for millennia on the island of Naxos, will soon be added to over 1,460 already protected food products from around the European Union. Its unique name means ”male” in Greek.
This Naxos delicacy is a ripe, hard cheese traditionally made from unpasteurized goat’s milk.

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It stands out from other cheeses thanks to its intense, spicy and savory taste and it is produced and matured in various communities of Naxos as well as other small islets belonging to the Small Cyclades archipelago.
The PGI distinction emphasizes the relationship between the specific geographic region and the name of the product, where a particular quality, reputation or other characteristic of a foodstuff is essentially attributable to its geographical origin.
European consumers will now be able to see the characteristic red label on this cheese, and be completely sure that it is authentic ”Arseniko” cheese, produced on the island of Naxos, and not an imitation cheese made elsewhere.

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