The market for certified halal mozzarella cheese from Campania has been booming with one in four mozzarella cheeses produced according to Islamic law.

In 2016, according to the consortium of Campania producers of buffalo mozzarella cheese DOP, 10,660,231 kilos of halal mozzarella cheese have been produced, or 24% of the total. The number of certified producers has also been growing and today they represent 20% of members of the Consortium that preserves the area's DOP production, including Campania, some areas of Lazio, Puglia and Molise.

The success, producers inform, comes on the one hand from new markets in Muslim-majority countries, like the Arab Emirates, and on the other hand the growing demand for DOP mozzarella cheese coming from Muslim consumers across Europe, who are offered a tailor-made product.

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