Would you buy feta if they couldn't call it feta?

Mar 18, 2014

Cows like this one produce milk for feta cheese at Sankow's Beaver Brook Farm in Lyme.
Cows like this one produce milk for feta cheese at Sankow's Beaver Brook Farm in Lyme.
Credit Craig LeMoult

Would a cheese by any other name smell as… stinky? It turns out that’s a question that U.S. trade negotiators are facing. And U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut is pressing for them to keep feta: “feta.” Murphy says in current trade negotiations, Europe wants to ensure feta cheese produced in Connecticut couldn’t be called that because it’s produced in the U.S. The same holds true for other cheeses named after European places.