Lithuanian cheese gains Protected Geographical Indication status

Lithuanian cheese gains Protected Geographical Indication status

Lithuanian cheese brand Džiugas has been awarded a Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) from the European Commission. This is another progress marker for this cheese, which is making a name for itself as a distinguished addition to the list of continental cheeses much favoured by British shoppers.

The PGI status assures shoppers of the products identity and quality. IT officially recognises the unique characteristics of the cheese, its historic production base in Telsiai and its connection with the Lithuanian legend of the Giant Džiugas.

In addition, Džiugas has recently received a ‘Premio Roma’ award for its 100-month matured cheese.

Matured for anything from 12 – 60 months, Džiugas is an incredibly flexible proposition for shoppers.  It is delicious as a cheese-board cheese as well as an ingredient when grated or shaved. It adds depth of flavour to salads, bakes or sauces. Džiugas is available as a grated cheese in re-sealable packs that preserve the quality of the product and enable it to be conveniently stored in the fridge.

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