first_imgImitators be warned, the Black Forest Gateau – or Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte, as it is known in Germany – has been granted protected status by the European Commission.The cake takes its name from the clear schnapps made from the sour cherries that grow in the Black Forest in south-western Germany.The cake’s protected status now means it must be made using kirsch from the Black Forest, in order to be called a Black Forest Gateau.Local bakers in the Black Forest region, who have long had to adhere to a set of regulations, have backed the decision, reported The Independent.Will you be affected by this decision? Let us know by emailing [email protected]last_img read more