Could halloumi unite the two sides to protect PDO application?

NOBODY would have thought that halloumi, Cyprus’ national cheese, could ever have become a major issue of dispute beyond the island’s boundaries. But it has, if reports from the UK about disgruntled, British halloumi-makers are anything to go by. British producers have made clear their intention to challenge Cyprus’ application to have the cheese registered as a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) product.

Agriculture minister Nicos Kouyialis put a positive spin on the development, claiming it underlined the importance of halloumi.

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