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Georgia to Produce Swiss Cheese

Another milk processing plant to open in Tsalka region. According to owner of the factory Ruslan Khutsishvili construction of plant is due to finish and will be equipped in the near future, with the newest technologies.

He says that they plan to export cheese in Germany and Austria, according to Khutsishvili Georgian cheese is very popular in Greece but Georgian cheese producers need to maintain EU standards at first.

Georgian producers can make Swiss cheese because of alpine climate conditions, owner hopes that foreigners would be interested in Georgia made Swiss cheese. My production has been on sale for several years in Greece, great demand is on Georgian honey. Unfortunately our cheese is not made by EU standards and we have no proper equipment,” Ruslan Khutsishvili said.

More than 50 constant and 300 seasonal cheese makers work at his plant.