29th World Cheese Awards 2016

Success for Emmi cheeses at the World Cheese Awards


 

 

Media release

 

29th World Cheese Awards 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Success for Emmi cheeses at the World Cheese Awards

 

 

 

 

 

Lucerne, 24 November 2016More than 3,000 cheeses from 31 countries were judged at this year’s Word Cheese Awards – which were held exceptionally in San Sebastián (ES) rather than Birmingham (UK). Emmi presented to the jury 13 cheeses from Switzerland and an selection of cheese specialities from the US. These were given a total of 18 awards. The cheeses from Käserei Studer in eastern Switzerland were particularly successful. Both Der Scharfe Maxx and Maxx 365 were awarded a gold medal. The cave-aged KALTBACH cheeses won four awards, while the US cheeses from Emmi Roth USA and Cypress Grove were given a total of nine.

 

 

 

Emmi is the largest cheese trader in Switzerland. The range includes cheese that the company produces itself at various production facilities as well as cheese that it purchases (annually over 30,000 tonnes). This cheese normally comes from commercial cheese dairies and is then matured, refined and packaged by Emmi.

 

Emmi markets its cheeses across the world. Participating in competitions – for example, in the annual World Cheese Awards – is one of the measures being taken to raise the profile of foreign trade and consumption of the company’s cheeses. Emmi’s US subsidiaries have also been competing against Europe for a number of years.

 

 

Awards for Emmi cheeses from Switzerland and the US

 

The 2016 edition of the cheese industry’s largest international competition saw Emmi’s cheese specialities win a total of 18 awards. The two gold medals for Der Scharfe Maxx and Maxx 365, which is matured for 365 days, from Käserei Studer in eastern Switzerland were particularly pleasing. Alter Schweizer, a hard cheese ripened for ten months, took home a silver medal to Hatswil. The cave-aged cheeses KALTBACH Le Gruyère AOP (Käserei Courgenay and Käsereigenossenschaft Moudon), KALTBACH Extra Tasty (Emmi) and KALTBACH Creamy and Tasty (Emmi) won a total of four medals.

 

The traditional Emmentaler AOP and Le Gruyère AOP are guarantees of success in Emmi’s range. A silver medal was awarded to Le Gruyère AOP from Käserei Dénervaud in Villaz-St-Pierre, while Emmentaler AOP from Käser Peter Röthlisberger in Meikirch won bronze again as it did last year.

 

Emmi’s US subsidiaries Emmi Roth USA and Cypress Grove faced international competition for the second time. Their nine awards are a clear sign that their cows’, goats’ and ewes’ milk cheese specialities are of the very highest quality.

 

The World Cheese Awards have been held annually since 1988 and have been the largest international competition of this type since 2005.

 

 

Emmi Swiss cheeses honoured at the World Cheese Awards 2016

 

Award

Cheese

Category

Producer

Gold

Der Scharfe Maxx

Semi-hard cows’ milk cheese (5246)

Käserei Studer, Hatswil, Thurgau

Gold

Maxx 365

Hard cows’ milk cheese (5247)

Käserei Studer, Hatswil, Thurgau

Silver

KALTBACH Le Gruyère AOP

Hard cheese with Denomination of Origin (5506)

Fromagerie de Courgenay, Jura

Silver

KALTBACH Extra Tasty

Hard cows’ milk cheese (5247)

Emmi

Silver

KALTBACH Extra Creamy

Semi-hard cows’ milk cheese (5246)

Emmi

Silver

Alter Schweizer

Hard cows’ milk cheese (5247)

Käserei Studer, Hatswil, Thurgau

Silver

Le Gruyère AOP

Gruyère, less than one year old (5241)

Fromagerie Dénervaud (Philippe Dénervaud), Villaz-St-Pierre, Fribourg

Bronze

KALTBACH Le Gruyère AOP

Gruyère, more than one year old (5242)

Société de Fromagerie Moudon

Bronze

Emmentaler AOP

Emmentaler, less than one year old (5239)

Käserei Meikirch (Peter Röthlisberger), Meikirch, Berne

 

Other awards

 

Silver

Herbs de Humboldt

Goats’ milk cheese with additives (5005)

Cypress Grove, Arcata, USA

Silver

Humboldt Fog Mini

Soft goats’ milk cheese (5002)

Cypress Grove

Silver

Lamb Chopper

Semi-hard ewes’ milk cheese (5102)

Cypress Grove

Silver

Roth Prairie Sunset

Semi-hard cows’ milk cheese (5246)

Emmi Roth USA, Monroe, USA

Bronze

Midnight Moon

Hard goats’ milk cheese (5004)

Cypress Grove

Bronze

Roth Buttermilk Blue

Blue vein cheese (5408)

Emmi Roth USA

Bronze

Roth Original Havarti

Semi-soft cows’ milk cheese (5318)

Emmi Roth USA

Bronze

Roth’s Private Reserve

Hard cows’ milk cheese (5247)

Emmi Roth USA

Bronze

Roth Tomme

Rind washed cheese (5316)

Emmi Roth USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

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