World Cheese Award 2009

The annual competition, run by the UK’s Guild of Fine Food, was staged this year in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria on October 1.

05 Oct 2009

It was only the second time the awards have been held outside Britain in their 21-year history and it attracted cheeses from 34 different countries.

Over 150 judges from 24 countries, including Mexico, South Africa, Japan and Australia, sampled the 2,440 entries in a marathon tasting session before choosing the winner. Around 140 cheeses from around the world were given gold awards, each of which was tasted for a second time by an international jury of 13 experts from 10 countries.

For Le Gruyère AOC, gold medal

  • Adrian Scheidegger, cheese dairy Niedermuhren
  • Franz Jungo, cheese dairy Strauss, 2 gold medal
  • Alexandre Guex, cheese dairy Châtonnaye

Bronze medal :

  • Markus Sturny, cheese dairy Lanthen
  • Alexandre Guex, cheese dairy Châtonnaye
  • Serge Grossrieder, cheese dairy Grolley

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