Moscow, September 16, 2015
The Valaam Monasterywill register its own trade mark Monastico, and under this name the brotherhood will make a special sort of cheese. Its recipe was worked out by Italian cheesemakers especially for Valaam.
"We started making cheese in 2000. We have a workshop on producing soft cheese, but if the monastery wants to get the right to sell new sorts of products it has to be certified," press secretary of the Valaam Monastery Mikhail Shishkov told Interfax-Religion on Tuesday.
He said that the establishment of a new cheese trademark was not connected with the program of import substituting: "These things have just coincided."
The application was delivered to the Federal Intellectual Property Service (Rospatent). The monastery expects that it will take about a year to settle legal formalities and analyze the volume of production.
The monastery has its own milk farm which was built in 1882. There are 27 cows there today.