Vilkyškių pieninė

Date: 15.02.2011 - 10:06 (GMT+3) , Exchange: VLN , Company: Vilkyškių pieninė
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VLP: Three products of AB Vilkyškių Pieninė received prizes at the exhibition Prodexpo 2011

Vilkyskiu Pienine AB                 Other information                15.02.2011

Three products of AB Vilkyškių Pieninė received prizes at the exhibition
Prodexpo 2011



The quality of Lithuanian cheeses has been acknowledged by the Russians - as
many as three products of AB Vilkyškių Pieninė received prizes at the
exhibition Prodexpo 2011 held on 7-11 February in Moscow. Prodexpo is the
largest international specialised exhibition of food industry, drinks and raw
materials in Eastern Europe. The cheese Prussia received the gold medal in the
international competition The best product 2011 while cheeses Legend and
Zalgiris received prizes in the competition The choice of Russia's trade chains
2011. 

On 8 February, during the competition The choice of Russia's trade chains 2011,
representatives of the largest Russia's trade chains, following a tasting of
products, selected the products they liked most which were awarded diplomas of
the trade forum Strategic Russia's trade objectives in the 21st century. The
traders of one of the most important export partners of Lithuania have been
particularly impressed with two cheeses of Vilkyskiu Pienine - Zalgiris, a hard
cheese with a sharp taste and Legend, a hard cheese with the odour and taste of
pasteurised cream. 

Lithuanian products have also received acclaim in the special competition The
best product 2011 which took place behind the closed doors. A special
commission of tasters, having evaluated the products presented for the
competition with regard to their sensory characteristics, external design and
packaging, decided to award the gold medal to Prussia, a cheese of the Goudos
type produced by AB Vilkyskiu Pienine. 

“To be recognised the best in such a large market as Russia is, indeed, an
important proof and acknowledgement of the quality of our products. The awards
of Russian experts are important to us also because Russia accounts for a
significant part of our export,” said Mr Gintaras Bertasius, the Managing
Director of AB Vilkyskiu Pienine. 

AB Vilkyškių Pieninė has been exporting its products to Russia for 15 years
already. In 2010, exports to Russia amounted to 6.5 thousand tons for the value
of 62.6 million litas. This makes up 26 per cent of all sales of AB Vilkyskiu
Pienine. 






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