ROGACHEV DISTRICT, 19 August (BelTA) – Belarusian premium cheeses are very popular in the consumer market, Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko said as he toured the Rogachev milk canning plant on 9 August, BelTA has learned.
The prime minister stressed that today the country is working to replace imports, in particular top-grade cheeses. The production of camembert has been launched in Vileika, Roquefort and Templar – at the Naroch subsidiary company of the Minsk dairy plant. The taste of the Belarusian product is very good, and the demand for Belarusian-made cheeses is great, especially in Russia. In this regard, just the other day it was decided to implement a project to expand the production capacities at Naroch.
"All enterprises are working on premium cheeses," Roman Golovchenko said. “But these are quite complex technologies. In this matter, it is also very important to reach the point of profitability, because a company earns much more on more mass-type cheeses. We have private processors, including in Gomel Oblast who have occupied these niches. We have already achieved very good results in premium cheeses, and, in principle, other products that we used to import in large volumes."
The prime minister expressed confidence that enterprises will be improving the production technology of this type of products, as the demand for them is very good. "Consumers vote with their wallet, both in Belarus and Russia. So we will not be left without premium cheeses," he concluded.