German Blue Cheese Takes Top Prize at International Cheese Awards
The Montagnolo, a blue cow's milk cheese from German cheese producer Käserei Champignon, conquered the International Cheese Awards this year. How good is the Montagnolo? Good enough to have bested 3,927 other entries. That's a lot of competition.
At the International Cheese Awards in Nantwich, England, a Montagnolo Affine was named the Supreme Champion by a panel of 156 judges Wednesday. The full fat, soft ripened blue vein cheese has a grayish, edible rind and is described as being creamy with medium blue notes and a firm to spongy texture.