Maarten Bakker of FrieslandCampina Cheese won the ‘Golden Cheese Scoop’ 2015. This makes Maarten the best cheese expert of the Netherlands.
Cheese experts coming from the cheese industry, retail, specialist shops and knowledge institutes looked at, smelled, felt and tasted a range of Dutch cheeses especially selected for them on 29 and 30 September 2015.
Those who were able to distinguish the very best type, age and taste won prizes and may call themselves the best cheese experts in the Netherlands.
National Cheese Sampling Competition
The Netherlands National Cheese Sampling Competition was organised for the 56th time this year and it is the only one of its kind in the world. As many as 435 experts varying from people working in the production to consumers participated in Houten during the Food Specialities Fair. The winners were announced during a spectacular entertainment show in the Gooiland Theatre in Hilversum on the evening of Thursday 8 October.
Golden Cheese Scoop 2015
Maarten Bakker, FrieslandCampina, Wageningen, scored 236 points. Colleague Jo Pender, FrieslandCampina Cheese, won the Golden Medal for the industry with 235 points.