Raw Milk Legislation in Brazil

As reported by Slowfood.com, raw milk cheese making received a major boost in the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina last month with the approval of a proposed law that “would allow for the production and sale of raw milk cheese and thus legalize the activities of the raw milk cheese producers already present in the State.” According to the article, 90% of artisan cheese producers “have ceased production” in the past ten years. With any luck, the new legislation will right that wrong.