CHEESE MARKET AND QUALITY MARKS IN THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA AND EUROPEAN UNION

In the recent years, acknowledgment of originality of products has had growing significance, because of the need to preserve the characteristics of the famous ancient tradition that makes it recognizable and different from all the other traditions, as well as because of the need to prevent falsification of products. The protection of autochthonous cheese for every country represents the contribution to the environmental protection, as well as the stimulus to the rural population to produce standard high quality cheese in conformity with International Food Safety Standards. The production of autochthonous cheese in Serbia has a long tradition. It is of primary importance to accept and apply systems for control, supervision and preservation of traditional cheese taking the EU countries as a model.