Only a handful countries are famous producing cheese. Switzerland is one them. However, the first time, Switzerland is importing more cheese than it exports. The reason is that in the 1990s, Switzerland opened its milk market. This meant other countries could sell milk Switzerland. The result is that Swiss farmers have had difficulty competing the cheaper, imported milk. Many Swiss dairy farmers have given because they can no longer make a profit. This has led to a decrease in the quantity cheese made in Switzerland. A spokesperson for the Swiss Dairy Association said the country can now only produce enough cheese its own population.
Swiss cheese Gruyere and Emmental are well known their high quality. Restaurants worldwide add these cheeses to their menus. However, eateries and supermarkets the world may have to replace Swiss cheeses those from England, France or Venezuela. Even though Switzerland is not exporting as much cheese, the Swiss are still big cheese eaters. They are actually eating more cheese than ever. The Swiss Info website said Swiss people ate an average 22.9 kg person last year. Dairy farmer Lina Fischer was sad to see so many farms disappearing. She said: " fondues to fried cheese balls, cheese is a big part life in Switzerland. We need our farms, and cheese."