FrieslandCampina wins 14 medals in Wisconsin cheese competition

The company won 3 gold, 6 silver and 5 bronze medals
calendar icon 11 March 2022
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FrieslandCampina took home 14 medals from Wisconsin's World Championship Cheese Contest: three gold, six silver and five bronze medals.

The three gold medals were awarded for the Holland Master Cantenaar cheese, the Vermeer cheese and FrieslandCampina’s Mild Goat Cheese. In addition, the Holland Master Cantenaar cheese and the Vermeer cheese made it to the grand final.

The World Championship Cheese Contest in the American state of Wisconsin dates back to 1957 and is held every two years. It is the world’s largest cheese, butter, yoghurt and whey contest. During the three-day contest, which ran from 1–3 March 2022, a panel of 53 internationally renowned judges rated all submissions in over 120 categories.

Matthijs van Rijn, Plant Manager at the Steenderen cheese production facility in the Netherlands is pleased with the award.

"We’re extremely proud of the fact that two of our cheeses, Holland Master Cantenaar and Vermeer, won gold and were nominated for the top 20 best cheeses in Wisconsin," he said. "All of us in Steenderen are dedicated to producing the highest-quality cheeses each and every day. It’s great to receive recognition through these fantastic awards."

A Gruyère cheese from Berne, Switzerland was crowned the world’s best for the second consecutive time and for the third time overall. The cheese also took the top prize in 2020 and 2008. The cheese, called Gourmino Le Gruyère AOP, is made for Gourmino AG by Michael Spycher of Mountain Dairy Fritzenhaus.

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