Bulgaria’s Balkan Mountain region contains nature areas of exceptional value. These areas are man-made, e.g. depending on human intervention. In most cases this intervention entails extensive farming. However, the region is ranked as the poorest in the EU and faces high unemployment rates and aging populations, leading to depopulation and abandonment of traditional farming. The Vassilev family dairy farm is situated in this area. The ‘For the Balkan and the People’ project aimed at establishing ecosystem oriented business supported the Vassilev family. The project is supported by the Bulgarian-Swiss Cooperation Programme.
One kg of cheese costs €5,- (10 Bulgarian lev).
Please find the project website here.