The European Commission has approved the application for registration of Arseniko Naxou in the register of protected designations of origin (PDO).
Arseniko Naxou is a ripened, hard cheese that is traditionally made from unpasteurized goat and sheep milk, with a specific spicy, intense and salty-sweet taste. This cheese is produced and matured in several places on the island of Naxos and the Little Cyclades. The manufacturing process is closely linked to the knowledge of the cheese maker who is able to know the period of cheese production depending on the climatic conditions of the region and the composition of the vegetation.
These new names will join the list of 1,460 already protected products - names available in the database.