Guardian: cheese production in Russia is being revitalized thanks to the embargo

Guardian: cheese production in Russia is being revitalized thanks to the embargo


Now citizens can buy mozzarella from Tver, Vologda feta and Camembert from Krasnodar, Western cheese manufacturers are suffering huge losses because of the Russian response to Western sanctions, writes The Guardian.
MOSCOW, 8 sen. Cheese production in Russia is experiencing a Renaissance due to the food embargo imposed by the Russian Federation last year, writes The Guardian.

On the shelves of Russian stores – huge range of cheeses. Now citizens can buy produced in Tver mozzarella, feta from Vologda and Camembert from Krasnodar. The Russian authorities are taking steps to create a self-sufficient agricultural sector. In addition, local production, shorter supply chains, manufacturers can control them better. These factors can ensure the successful development of the cheese production in Russia, the newspaper notes.

The European dairy producers are beginning to fully feel the effects of sanctions. Last year exports to Russia have received an income of approximately 2.3 billion euros, the article says.

Target recently appointed Minister of agriculture Alexander Tkachev is to ten years to replace the entire food import Russian products. Last year, the number of produced in Russia cheese increased by almost a quarter, while imports decreased more than nine-fold— from 385 000 tons in 2014 to 41 000 tonnes in 2015, writes The Guardian with reference to the data analysis of the National Union of milk producers.

Prior to the embargo, the Russian market was dominated by products made in the West, and Russian producers were “struggling to survive”. Now Russian supermarket chains, bereft of alternatives, purchase this product from domestic manufacturers, reports The Guardian with reference to the Chairman of the National Union of milk producers Andrei Danilenko.

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