Friesland Foods Cheese sweeps the board at World Cheese Awards

8 October 2008

Friesland Foods Cheese, the largest Dutch cheese manufacturer, scooped six major awards at the 2008 World Cheese Awards in Dublin last week.

Cheese makers from around the world competed in the 20th World Cheese Awards, across 87 different categories. The event, hosted by The Guild of Fine Food, is the largest of its type in the world. An international panel of 140 judged and experts in cheese evaluation assessed entries under a point system. This year, the panel tasted and judged an incredible 2,400 cheeses from around the world.

Friesland Foods Cheese secured ‘Gold’ for its Frico Chevrette Mature and Frico Old Dutch Master. Rembrandt took ‘Silver’ in the Semi-Hard Cheese group, while Frico Chevrette Mild, Frico Cantenaar and Frico Edam Mild secured ‘Bronze’ in their categories.

With over 125 years of experience, Friesland Foods Cheese produce and sell an extensive range of cheeses. Varieties range from Gouda, Edam and Maasdam to Frisian clove cheese en cumin cheese. Friesland Foods cheeses are available in over 90 countries worldwide, from 20 outlets.