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  • 25 Oct 2021, 10:34

According to Mikhail Mishchenko, General Director of Dairy Intelligence Agency, today Altai region, which is traditionally a cheese region, has become a risky zone. Producing a lot of cheese, the region has very small population, and the product is exported to central Russia, where it is no longer needed, said the expert at the forum “Dairy Belarus” in Minsk.Altai region may soon turn into a meat region

‘Altai region is a very risky area. It has always been a cheese region, but over the past three years, the growth of cheese production there has slowed down significantly. Altai region, producing a lot of cheese, has very small population. Its cheese is exported to central Russia, where it is no longer needed. In my opinion, the cheese factory that EkoNiva plans to build in Novosibirsk will be the last "nail into the coffin" of the cheese-making of Altai region, and it may soon turn from a cheese region into a meat region,’ summed up Mikhail Mishchenko.

The expert also added that Russia as a whole is oversaturated with cheese. The calculation is complicated by the fact that the market is not devoid of duplications and in reality it is much smaller than the statistics say. The approximate volume of the cheese market today is about 1 million tons.

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