to the closure of restaurants and small bakeries with the goal of preventing the
spread of coronavirus, the demand for cheese has sharply decreased in Georgia
that put many small home-based enterprises on the brink of closing.
has fallen sharply that has put small businesses on the bank of closing. Milk
farmers are also in a difficult situation as natural milk is not in demand because
dairy producers refuse to buy it because of the lack of demand, ” Anna Mikadze- Chikvaidze, chairwoman of the Georgian Cheese Makers' Association,
Chikvaidze believes if the situation is not resolved in the near future, the
country may face very serious problems.
mitigate the possible negative impact, farmers should have small refrigeration
facilities to store cheese to prevent spoilage. When restaurants and hotels
resume their work, there should be an adequate supply of cheese in the country,
but if measures are not taken, we’ll face its shortage. Only small mobile refrigerators with necessary
microclimate can keep the product and if everything is done properly, the
product can be stored there for about 1
year, ”she notes.