Mundial do Queijo do Brasil
Le Gruyère AOP Réserve from the Fromagerie de Rossens has won the Brazilian Cheese World Cup in Sao Paulo, where the second edition of the Mundial do Queijo do Brasil took place from 15 to 18 September 2022. A total of 15 Le Gruyère AOP Réserve and 20 Le Gruyère AOP Classic cheeses took part in the competition, with 30 Le Gruyère AOP cheeses leaving Brazil with awards.
The most important cheese event in Latin America offered a very dense programme: a fair for the general public, 3 competitions (dairymen and cheesemakers, products, producers), and approximately forty technical conferences for professionals and buyers in the cheese industry.
The ribbon was cut by the Swiss Consul General Pierre Hagmann in the presence of the agricultural authorities of Sao Paulo. During the product competition, the 180 judges found 1,140 cheeses on the tables, 30% of which came from abroad (Switzerland, Panama, Mexico, England, France, the Netherlands and the USA).
Following the verdict of the 180 judges, the supreme jury of 15 judges selected the 15 Super Gold cheeses from 22 cheeses for the finale. In the end, out of 3 Super Gold Le Gruyère AOP cheeses, 2 were presented in the final round of the competition in front of an audience of press and professionals.
- The winner was Le Gruyère AOP Réserve produced by Guillet Vincent from the Fromagerie de Rossens and matured by Mifroma. Defended in the final round by the English judge Jason Hinds who knew how to highlight this noble product, the 1st place was won with a total of 90 points out of a maximum of 105 points, ahead of a Brazilian blue goat cheese, the Dolce Bosco (88 points) and an American cheese, the Stockinghill, which climbed to 3rd place (87 points).
- Le Gruyère AOP Classic made by Gobet Benoît from the Fromagerie de Billens finished 8th with 80 points.
- Le Gruyère AOP Réserve produced by Marc Delacombaz from the Fromagerie de Montbovon is worthy of a mention, especially as it has just won the title of Swiss Champion at the Swiss Cheese Award.
Le Gruyère AOP wishes to congratulate all the winners for their excellent results as well as the cheese dairies and maturers.