JAPAN’S TASTE FOR ITALIAN CHEESE

Japan’s demand for Italian cheese is growing thanks to the free trade agreement between the EU and Japan. The Blue cheese category in Japan has increased by 14.5 percent in recent years.

According to importers the Italian style of cheese is proving popular in the country due to its dry style and the fact that it isn’t as rich as other European cheeses. Japanese consumers also consider blue cheese to be good for cooking and pairing with other foods.