Names such as Gruyere, Brie, Parmesan, Havarti, Feta, Asiago, Gorgonzola and Fontina.
Shawna Morris of the U.S. Dairy Export Council says the European Union does not want cheese makers in other parts of the world using names that originated in Europe. Otherwise, the EU claims, the brands are not authentic.
Morris says the EU began imposing restrictions on cheese branding in the mid-1990s and American companies aren’t the only ones targeted.