Successes for FrieslandCampina in Wisconsin cheese contest

12 March 2018

At the World Championship Cheese Contest in Wisconsin that took place from 6 till 8 March 2018, FrieslandCampina won four gold and four bronze medals.

The Wisconsin international cheese contest is held every two years. This year, 3,402 cheeses were judged in 121 categories, of which FrieslandCampina has submitted 29 entries in 12 categories.

In the final round of the championship, the gold medals were awarded to:

Cheese FrieslandCampina production location
Maasdam cheese
(class: Baby Swiss)
Steenderen
Frico Edam Mild
(class 38: Edam)
Marum
North-Holland PDO special old big wheel 16 kg
(class 40: Gouda, Aged)
Lutjewinkel
Holland Master Goat PDO
(class 90: Goat, Young)
Gerkesklooster

The bronze medals were awarded to:

Cheese FrieslandCampina production location
Edam Noord/Wester PDO
(class 38: Edam)
Marum
Frico Chevrette 4 kg matured
(class 92: Goat, Matured)
Gerkesklooster
Holland Master Cantenaar
(class 74: reduced fat)
Steenderen
35+ cheese reduced fat low salt
(class 76: reduced sodium)
Lutjewinkel

World champion

A hard sheep’s milk cheese called Esquirrou, made in France at Mauleon Fromagerie by Michel Touyarou and imported by Savencia Cheese USA of New Holland, Pennsylvania has been named the 2018 World Champion Cheese.

In the past, FrieslandCampina also won many of the prizes at the Wisconsin international cheese contest: