Switzerland ‘to become a net importer of cheese this year for the first time’

The opening up of the Swiss milk market has put a squeeze on domestic producers in recent years, prompting some to give up, according to .

He told -based newspaper that measures need to be taken to ensure – famous worldwide for high-quality cheese varieties such as Gruyere and Emmentaler – can continue to produce for its own population.

“If not, then we will end up importing (cheese), which would be absurd economically, socially and ecologically,” he was quoted as saying.

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