Monday, 11 February 2013

Brazil: A blue cheese joins the carnival

The Brazilian Journal of Industrial Property issued by the Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial (INPI) has published, on February the 5th, the acceptance as a Geographical Indication (GI) in the form of Denomination of Origin (DO) of Roquefort.

The cheese Roquefort is one of the most world renowned (French) blue cheeses which originates in the region of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon in southern France, matured in underground cellars where the exposure of the fungus Penicillium appears giving the product its uniqueness taste.

Roquefort is protected in the EU [Official Journal L148 21.06.1996; latest Official Journal L257 25.09.2008] and is listed on the Free Trade Agreement between Colombia, Peru and the EU.

Source INPI.

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