Feta Compli


Only cheese made in Greece should be called feta, according to a legal adviser to the European Court of Justice. The European Commission ruled in 2002 that feta is not a generic name but refers to cheeses made in certain parts of Greece. Cheese makers in Denmark and Germany appealed that ruling to the ECJ. But Advocate-General Damaso Ruiz-Jarabo Colomer has advised the ECJ to rule in favor of Greece. His opinion isn't binding, but the court reportedly upholds the advocate-general's opinion in about 80% of the cases it handles.