Pick of the day: Gouda and Edam cheeses protected

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The European Commission has awarded cheeses from Gouda and Edam protected status. In the future, only cheeses made in the Netherlands using milk produced in the Netherlands will be allowed to carry a quality seal indicating it is either Edam or Gouda cheese.
 
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The European Commission has awarded both of the cheesemaking cities a Protected Geographical Indication.