FrieslandCampina Cheese has won gold with Vermeer and Frans Hals, two cheeses from the ‘A Dutch Masterpiece’ line, at the Nantwich International Cheese Awards 2013. This annual cheese competition was held this year on 31 July.
It was the 116th edition of the International Cheese Awards in Nantwich (United Kingdom), with 600 cheese makers from 27 countries taking part. An international jury consisting of cheese experts tasted and judged 4,285 cheeses from all over the world.
Vermeer won gold in the ‘lighter cheese between 17-24% fat’ cheese group and was voted ‘best cheese with health benefits’. The Frans Hals cheese won gold in the ‘goats milk cheese hard pressed’ group.
These cheese masterpieces, each with a unique flavour of their own, have been made and sold in many countries since the end of the nineteen-nineties under the brand ‘A Dutch Masterpiece’.