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Research and origin seals key for gourmet Brazilian products

Though Brazil has just come out of its gravest recession on record, one surprising industry is faring considerably better than most: cheese producers. According to the Brazilian Association of the Cheese Industry (Abiq), production will rise 2.5 percent in 2018, and while the growth rate is not reaching pre-crisis rates of 10 percent a year, the feeling is that things are better for cheesemakers than for the majority of sectors. On average, Brazilians consume 5.5 kilograms of cheese each year, so there is potential for growth – for the sake of comparison, Argentinians eat 11.5 kilograms of the stuff...

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