As Europe and the United States pursue a lofty vision of a free trade pact that removes tariffs and eases regulatory burdens, it's not just disputes over automobile safety and digital privacy that are creating tensions.
It is wine and cheese. And the sausage that goes with it.
European leaders say they can't allow cheese produced outside Italy to be passed off as Parmesan. Feta? That's only from Greece. If a wine label says Chateau, they say, it must be fermented in France.
And don't get them started on California Chablis, the white wine named for a village in the Burgundy region of France.
The aggressive campaign to protect European-designated product names with...