During the World Championship Cheese Contest, Beemster cheese won gold and finished in the overall top 20 with 2 of its cheeses. On March 3, the world's most important technical cheese competition was held in Wisconsin.
Beemster cheese competed in 13 categories out of a total of 143 classes for the title of 'Best Cheese in the World'. The Beemster Royaal Grand Cru was awarded the 'Best of Class' title in the 'open class hard cheeses' with 99.875 out of 100 points; in the same class, Beemster 30+ Oud scored third place. Both classes included cheeses from cheese producers around the world. In the 'Gouda young 4-10 months' class, Beemster Royaal won first place with 99.65 out of 100 points and thus also became 'Best of Class'. In addition, both Beemster Royaal and Beemster Royaal Grand Cru also finished in the overall top 20. An achievement to be proud of.
Oldest and most prestigious cheese contest in the world
The World Championship Cheese Contest has been held biannually since 1957 by the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association. This year there were more than 3,500 entries from all over the world. The contest is the oldest and the most prestigious in the world. Entries are judged by a team of skilled technical judges from around the world. Starting from a maximum of 100 points, points are deducted for various defects found by each judge. Defects are noted in the areas of taste, body and texture, salt, color, finish. A gold medal, silver medal and bronze medal are awarded to the three highest scoring entries in each class.
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