Not everyone likes cheese, but those who like cheese Love that. Whether you like crumbly cheddar or creamy camembert, everyone has their favorite. But who decides which of the world’s great cheeses reigns supreme?
Of course, the same goes for the World Cheese Awards. The panel has gradually developed a reputation over the past 30 years and is now one of the foremost authorities on all things cheese.
This year, more than 4,000 cheeses were sent in from around the world to be judged by experts, buyers, retailers and food writers all in one room. Consider Pong.
16 cheeses were selected for the top prize, but which country’s cheese was the best among them? It was (drumroll please)…Norway!their Nidelfen Bro The cheese is a handmade semi-solid blue cheese made just two hours from Trondheim, where this year’s awards ceremony was held. It topped 292 other entries from Norway.
2nd place was Belgium Balliehof Houtranze Ache Kaas, unpasteurized hard milk cheese. The third one was Eberle Würzig Seit 5 generationsswiss cheese, and Eleftheria BrunostIndian cheese claimed fourth place.
Neither France nor the United Kingdom, two major cheese countries, made it into the top 10, but British cheeses had a strong presence throughout the list. Read all about the British cheeses on the list here.
Here are the 10 best cheeses in the world right now.
- Nidelfen Bro From Gangstad Gardsysteri (Norway)
- Balliehof Houtranze Ache Kaas From Baliehof Kaas En Zuivelboerderij Jabbeke (Belgium)
- Eberle Würzig Seit 5 generations Born in Dorfkasselei Muehlen (Switzerland)
- Eleftheria Brunost From Vivandha Gourmet (India)
- Müller Thurgau Rezent Born in Kesselei Müller-Thurgau (Switzerland)
- Kärntnermilch Melthaler Almukese Selection 50% Fit.Born in Kärntnermilch (Austria)
- michelle From Romil Hikaserei Bakkenschulz (Germany)
- Holland Delta, 1 year old From Van der Heijden Kaas (Netherlands)
- old amsterdam goat From Westland Kaasexport (Netherlands)
- Parmigiano Reggiano 30-39 months From Nazionale Parmigiano Reggiano Rastelli Fratelli (Italy)
If you still want cheesy content, these are all winners crowned last year.
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