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Cheese caravan began its visit to ten towns across Serbia

Today, in Pirot, the SOUTH Cheese Cluster started its caravan tour, which is to go through ten Serbian towns.

The caravan is a part of a larger activity programme of the Cheese Cluster – a project funded by the European Union through RSEDP2 with 350.000 euro.

Dairy factories, members of the Cluster SOUTH, will present a wide range of their products to the citizens of Pirot, Tijabari and Guševice, as a start.

Association “South Cheese Cluster” together with the Municipality of Pirot and the Department for Agriculture and Rural Development announced the details of the tour at the press conference.

Vesna Lazarevic, Associate of Pirot for Agriculture, said the goal is to “connect producers and processors together to perform market products to protect and preserve their quality.”

“It is very important to leverage the quality as well as joint market, and the EU for such products,” she said

The caravan started in Pirot town – the “cradle of cheese.” Lazarevic added that the visitors of the caravan will have the opportunity to get to know the products and their quality, variety and processes. Production of cheese in the South-East Serbia has a long tradition and cheese from Pirot was exported in large quantities the USA market until the World War II.

In addition to presenting products and manufacturers, the purpose of the cheese caravan is to promote indigenous type of cheese from the south of Serbia, to establish a brand product, which is also the motto of this event.

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