The World Championship Cheese Contest crowned a new king last week; the bi-annual competition held in Wisconsin named the Original Schweizer Rohmilch Emmentaler the world’s top cheese. Not far behind were several Atalanta favorites, taking home a total of eight awards including ﬁve ﬁrst place honors.
Hosted by the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association, the show honors cheeses in 90 different categories. The competition took place over several weeks, with more than 2,600 entries from 22 countries. Atalanta award winners included Canadian specialties Ashlyn Soft Ripened Goat’s Milk Cheese, and COWS CREAMERY Extra Old and Appletree Smoked Cheddar. Beemster also took home the two top awards in the Mild Gouda category for its Beemster Vlaskaas and Beemster Medium. Award-winning St. Clemens creamery won ﬁrst prize in the Gorgonzola category for its Bornzola cheese, while perennial favorite Queso Manchego D.O. by Dehesa de Los Llanos Gran Reserva placed second in the Hard Sheep’s Milk Cheese category.
The winners from The World Championships Cheese Contest join an extensive line of cheeses distributed by Atalanta Corporation.