There is growing momentum from the European Union (EU) to force the issue of cheese’s geographic origins on U.S. and other countries. For instance, in the case of Parmesan: If the EU had their way.
Parmesan could only be labeled and marketed as Parmesan only if it’s produced in Italy. Therefore, Italy or any other EU country would not accept cheese labeled Parmesan coming from the U.S. or any other place on the planet. The EU is trying to implement this on a global scale incorporating other countries to follow suit. This would have a devastating effect on exported U.S. cheese products. It’s important to persuade other countries to disregard the demand by the EU. Please read the article from Cheese Market News, Dairy Issues on Agenda in Fourth Round NAFTA Talks.