Following a free trade agreement between Iceland and the Faroe Islands signed November 1 last year, both countries plan to export long-lasting milk and cultured dairy products like chocolate milk and yoghurt.
Mjólkarvirki Búnadarmanna, the dairy farmers’ cooperative in the Faroe Islands, and its equivalent in Iceland, Mjólkursamsalan (MS), have reached an agreement on distributing products for each other, Fréttabladid reports.
According to MS CEO Gudbrandur Sigurdsson, the Faroese don’t produce enough milk for export, but the sales and marketing director of Mjólkarvirki, Kim Petersen, told the Faroese newspaper Dimmalaetting that the agreement included export from both sides.
“We haven’t exported daily products to the Faroe Islands to a great extent yet,” Sigurdsson said. “We have sent a few examples to be put on sale and hope to be able to begin real export this fall.”
“The Faroese know skyr well and we believe that the Faroe Islands have a good market for unique Icelandic products,” Sigurdsson concluded.
Skyr is an Icelandic cultured dairy product, a type of strained fresh cheese not unlike Greek yoghurt.