JERUSALEM (JTA) – More than 32,000 Israelis have said they will boycott cottage cheese next month over its soaring cost.
The Israelis joined a Facebook group calling for a consumer boycott of cottage cheese, which accounts for some 28 percent of all cheese sales in Israel, throughout July.
The price of cottage cheese has risen dramatically since it was taken off the list of price-controlled items by the Israeli government. A nearly 9-ounce container now runs as high as $2.13 in recent weeks; under regulation the price was about $1.31. Israeli prices are about 50 percent higher than in the United States and Europe.
Price regulations were removed last year from many dairy products.
The Facebook page, called Boycott Food Products, will chose a different item to boycott each month, according to reports.