Along with its other areas of activity, EkoNiva is engaged in organic milk production. EKONIVA ORGANIC whole milk hit the shop shelves in 2019. This year, the company’s processing plant MosMedynagroprom has produced the first organic UHT milk. Besides, Medynskiy ORGANIC cheese is undergoing the required trials.
The cheese has already been certified by the Russian authorised company Organic Expert. Certification for compliance with the European standards is currently underway. All the organic products at MosMedynagroprom are manufactured on a separate line specially designed and licensed for organic production. Today, Savinskaya Niva farm, Kaluga oblast, supplies 2.5 tonnes of eco milk, which is processed on a daily basis. EkoNiva is planning to increase this volume to 8 tonnes. The additional milk will be delivered from Smolenskaya Niva organic farm.
‘The daily output amounts to 200-240 kg of organic cheese’, says Aleksandr German, Director of MosMedynagroprom. ‘Medynskiy ORGANIC cheese is made to an original recipe from organic milk. This semi-hard cheese is distinguished by the light-yellow colour and a delicate milky flavour. We aim to preserve the natural taste of organic milk, so we do not add any spices or herbs to it. After completion of the certification procedures, we will start deliveries to the federall retail chains.’
By Darya DENISOVA