For Andrey Danilenko, head of National Milk Producers' Union in Moscow, Swiss cheese producers could become a stand-in for those in the European Union.
"Imports of Swiss cheese to Russia may rise manifold," Danilenko said.
"Switzerland may replace exclusive cheeses earlier shipped from other EU countries.
Previously, a lot of cheese was imported from the Baltic states and Poland, which it couldn't compete with due to higher logistics costs."
expects production in Russia and its ally Belarus to replace most of the volume that will drop out because of the ban.
Even so, Swiss and Serbian cheese may partially replace the dropout, he
"Switzerland is located between Germany, Italy and France, therefore it can be a perfect substitute for cheese from any of these countries," he