Press Conference 21st January 2010Celebration press conference

The Dehesa de los Llanos Estate, member of the consortium, hosted the presentation to the mass media of the European Project TECHeese chaired by the Vice-rector of Research of University of Castilla-La Mancha, Mr. Francisco José Quiles Flor. Representatives of each of 12 partners involved from Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Romania and Spain were represented. 

The Vice-rector congratulated the partners of the Project for the strong efforts done to get the EU funds, in a very competitive call and in a topic of high interest for the regional development. Sheep and sheep cheese production is very relevant for the economy of the regions involved /Sardina, Brasov and Castilla-La Mancha).

The coordinarot of the Project, Ms. Mª Isabel Berruga Fernández, pointed out the current problems in the productive sheep cheese sector, and the approaches foressen in the Project to boot them. The objective of this research project for the benefit of SMEs, is to increase the competitiveness of the sector offering solutions to economics losses generated by undesirable microorganism.

The chief of zoogenetic resorces from the National Government, Mr. Alfredo Martín de la Rosa, noticed the significance of research to update and maintain traditional cattle.

Finally, Mr. Julian Illan, General Director of the Dehesa de los Llanos enterprise, spoke about the potential impact of the Project results in the different branches of his company (aromatic plant production, sheep milk production and shep cheese elaboration) and the benefits for the SMEs of the region.

Also several reports on the local and regional press have been published:

- Report of TECHeese on TV. Program nº 134.

- La UCLM coordina un proyecto europeo para paliar las pérdidas causadas por microbios que alteran el queso. 21/01/2010. (In Spanish).

- TECHesse, adiós a los microbios que alteran el queso. Diario de Castilla-La Mancha Digital. 21/01/2010. (In Spanish).

- La UCLM coordina un proyecto europeo para paliar las pérdidas causadas por microbios que alteran el queso. Prensa y comunicación Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha. 21/01/2010. (In Spanish).