Mexico and EU resolve manchego kerfuffle

Last month we posted an item regarding a tug of war over the name “manchego” for cheese, during the negotiations to update the Free Trade Agreement (TLCUEM) between Mexico and the European Union (EU). This month the issue was resolved, with the EU agreeing to allow Mexico to continue using the name manchego for domestically produced cheese, as long as it is produced from cow’s milk, rather than the sheep’s milk from which Spanish manchego is traditionally made. Mexicans are now once again free to continue purchasing the mass produced domestic manchego for use in children’s school lunches or stoner munchies.

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