World Cheese Awards
The World Cheese Awards are happening RIGHT NOW in Birmingham, UK, and our own Kate Arding is reporting straight from the judges floor! While we anxiously await more first-hand accounts, get the award results live on your phone with this app. The results will be posted tomorrow, November 28th, so install the app ASAP if you want to stay on top of the World Cheese Awards!
To install the app, follow these simple instructions:
1. Type the following into the web browser on your smartphone, not on your computer: www.worldcheeseawards.com
2. Save the app to your home screen on your device
3. Press Add to Home Screen
4. Give the app a name of your choice (e.g. World Cheese Awards)
What do you get if you combine 2700 cheeses with 216 international cheese judges? Answer: Today's World Cheese Awards held at the NEC in Birmingham England. Amazingly, 75% of the cheeses represented were from overseas producers and judges were also drawn from countries as diverse as Russia, South Africa and Mexico.
For the overall winner, Ossau Iraty made by Agour of France, the win was an incredible case of deja vu since they also won the competition in 2006 - remember this was out of 2700 cheeses!
The USA should be justly proud of the many awards given to some of its best producers including Sartori who took overall third place, Beatje Farms who won a Super Gold Medal plus cleaning up several Silver and Bronze awards, Rivers Edge Chevre with a Silver for their Mayor of Nye Beach, Leelanau Cheese Co for their Aged Raclette and Fiscalini who won a Gold for their Lionza.