Thanks to EU sanctions, you can now buy apples from South Tyrol in Brazil while locally produced apples are exported to Russia.
Given that Brazil is literally at the other end of the world and not exactly known for its cheese, you might be wondering what makes this cheese so special.
As to why anyone would do that: a large percentage (around 10%) of the Taiwanese are vegetarians and some of them like to have vegetarian replacements for traditional dishes (everything on the 3rd picture is meat-free). Somehow, someone must have figured out that this type of Brazilian cheese can be shredded just like dried squid.
I’m wondering if the Brazilian cheese makers know why their product is so popular in Taiwan.