Professors, journalists and consumers have banded together to found a ‘Friends of Feta Club’ to promote the Greek cheese’s EU status as protected designation of origin (PDO).
Feta has been designated a PDO by the European Union, after several legal challenges by other EU countries. The designation — for cheese produced at specific regions in Greece and with specific ingredients — is legally binding only within the EU, not internationally.
Consumer group EKPIZO said there was concern that international agreements — such as that of CETA (EU, Canada) with African countries — would allow other states to use the name “feta”, which “might possibly create confusion as to which product among white cheeses is truly Greek feta”.
The association called on Greek consumers to support its effort by logging on to https://fetasos.gr/ for more information.