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World Cheese Awards 2014 – Select Winners

IMG_20140105_181216_867The 2014 World Cheese Awards concluded last week in London with the crowning of Bath Soft Cheese‘s Bath Blue taking home the top honor of “World Champion” aka “The World’s Best Cheese”. Jasper Hill Farm’s Bayley Hazen Blue took home “World’s Best Unpasteurized Cheese”. It’s somewhat ironic that BHB won that award, considering recent draconian moves by the US FDA regarding cheeses made with raw milk. (For the sake of celebrating, I shall forego my own opinions regarding the US Government, which I affectionately, with all due respect, refer to as “Those Rat Ass Bastards”.)

Below is my select chart of some of the website’s friends or those whose cheeses won awards and I have reviewed them here on the website. For a complete list of the 2014 winners, visit The World Cheese Awards website.

From their website I snagged the following rundown of how the judging works:

“Close to 2600 entries were staged in a massive 1000m2 area within the main BBC Good Food Show London with judging taking place on the opening day, November 14, in front of a live consumer audience. Our 250 experts from around the world worked in teams of four, identifying medal-winning cheeses through the morning. Each team awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze or ‘no award’ to each cheese on its own merits. At the end of the morning’s session we asked each team to select their favourite cheese – the Super Gold.  Those 62 Super Golds were judged again by another jury after lunch and they whittled it down to just 16 cheeses. Our final panel, representing the four corners of the globe, will then decided the World Champion 2014 in front of a packed consumer and trade audience.”

The final sixteen judges included Cathy Strange of Whole Foods Market in the US, Suzy O’Regan of Woolworths Foods in South Africa, Ros Windsor of London’s Paxton & Whitfield and Kris Lloyd of Australian artisan cheese-maker Woodside Cheese Wrights.

The annual trophy for Exceptional Contribution to Cheese was presented to French Master Cheesemonger, Roland Barthélemy and Cheese Counter of the Year was awarded to Glasgow’s George Mewes Cheese.

And the winners are…

Producer Cheese Award Link to Review
Bath Soft Cheese Bath Blue World’s Best Cheese
Cellars at Jasper Hill Bayley Hazen Blue World’s Best Unpasteurized Cheese Review
Appleby’s Appleby’s Cheshire Bronze Review
Arla Foods Castello Aged Havarti Bronze Review
Arla Foods Tuxford & Tebbutt Blue Stilton Bronze
Arrigoni Formaggi Spa Gorgonzola PDO Dolce Super Gold Review
Arthur Schuman Inc Cello Riserva Copper Kettle Parmesan Silver Review
Barber’s Farmhouse Cheesemakers Farmhouse Cheddar Silver Review
Bath Soft Cheese Bath Blue Super Gold
Beehive Cheese Company Barely Buzzed Bronze Review
Beehive Cheese Company Apple Walnut Smoked Promontory Bronze Review
Beehive Cheese Company Promontory Bronze Review
Carr Valley Cheese Black Sheep Truffle Bronze  Interview
Cellars at Jasper Hill Bayley Hazen Blue Super Gold Review
Cellars at Jasper Hill Cabot Clothbound Cheddar Gold Review
Cellars at Jasper Hill Oma from von Trapp Farmstead Silver
Cellars at Jasper Hill Harbison from Jasper Hill Farm Silver Review
Cellars at Jasper Hill Kinsman Ridge from Landaff Creamery Bronze
Cellars at Jasper Hill Moses Sleeper from Jasper Hill Farm Gold
Cellars at Jasper Hill Weybridge from Scholten Family Farm Bronze
COINGA Queso Semicurado COINGA DOP Mahon-Menorca Gold Review
CONO Kaasmakers Beemster Classic Super Gold Review
CONO Kaasmakers Beemster Lite Silver Review
Cypress Grove Chevre Humboldt Fog Mini Gold Review
Cypress Grove Chevre Midnight Moon Gold Review
Cypress Grove Chevre Herbs de Humbolt Silver  Interview
Cypress Grove Chevre Truffle Tremor Super Gold
Cypress Grove Chevre PsycheDillic Bronze
Emmi UK Ltd Kaltbach Emmentaler D2 Bronze
Emmi UK Ltd Kaltbach Emmentaler D1 Gold Review
Emmi UK Ltd Le Gruyere AOP D2 Bronze
Emmi UK Ltd Kaltbach Le Gruyere D3 Gold Review
Emmi USA Grand Cru Original Silver Review
Emmi USA Grand Cru Surchoix Super Gold
Emmi USA Grand Cru Reserve Gold
Fine Italian Foods Grana Padano Gold Review
F.W. Reed and Son Lincolnshire Poacher Bronze Review
Grafton Village Cheese Bismark Super Gold
Grafton Village Cheese Shepsog Super Gold
Isle of Man Creamery Vintage Cheddar Bronze
Isle of Man Creamery Vintage Cheddar Silver Review
Italia Formaggi Italia Robiola Silver
Lioni Latticini, Inc. Lioni Burrata Con Panna Bronze
Lustenberger + Duerst SA Sbrinz AOP 30 Months Silver Review
Marin French Cheese Supreme Super Gold
Marin French Cheese Schloss Silver
Marin French Cheese Triple Crème One Pound Bronze
Musgrave Retail Partners Cashel Blue Bronze Review
QST International Limited Petit Pont L’Eveque Bronze Review
QST International Limited Petit Livarot Super Gold
QST International Limited Epoisses AOP Bronze Review
QST International limited Brie de meaux AOP Bronze Review
QUESERÕAS PICOS DE EUROPA Valdeon Blue Gold Review
Quickes Traditional Ltd Mature Cheddar Gold Review
Quickes Traditional Ltd Extra Mature Cheddar Gold  Interview
Quickes Traditional Ltd Vintage Cheddar Gold
Rivers Edge Creamery Up In Smoke Bronze Review
Rivers Edge Creamery Valsatz Bronze
Rogue Creamery (interview) Caveman Blue Super Gold Review
Rogue Creamery Echo Mountain Bronze Review
Saputo Dairy Products Canada Bleubry Bronze Review
Saputo Dairy Products Canada Lady Laurier d’Arthabaska Silver Review
Sartori Cheese Company Sartori Limited Edition Extra-Aged Goat Silver
Sartori Cheese Company Sartori X Silver  Interview
Sartori Cheese Company Sartori Reserve BellaVitano Gold Silver Review
Sartori Cheese Company Sartori Reserve Pastorale Blend Bronze Review
Sartori Cheese Company Sartori Reserve Kentucky Bourbon BellaVitano Super Gold
Sartori Cheese Company Sartori Reserve Espresso BellaVitano Gold Review
Sartori Cheese Company Sartori Reserve Rosemary & OIive Oil Bronze Review
Sartori Cheese Company Sartori Reserve Chai BellaVitano Gold Review
Sartori Cheese Company Sartori Reserve Black Pepper BellaVitano Silver Review
Sartori Cheese Company Sartori Limited Edition Cinnamon BellaVitano Gold
Sartori Cheese Company Sartori Reserve Rum Runner BellaVitano Silver
Sartori Cheese Company Sartori Limited Edition Cognac BellaVitano Bronze Review
Sartori Cheese Company Sartori Reserve Balsamic BellaVitano Silver Review
Sartori Cheese Company  Sartori Reserve Merlot BellaVitano Silver Review
Sirana Gligora Kolan Extra Super Gold
Sirana Gligora TežaÄ•ki sir Extra Gold  Interview
Sirana Gligora Dinarski sir Super Gold
Soignon St Maure Goat Cheese Log Bronze Review
Trethowan’s Dairy Ltd Gorwydd Caerphilly Silver
Trethowan’s Dairy Ltd Gorwydd Caerphilly Super Gold Review
Vermont Creamery Fresh Crottin Bronze Review
Vermont Creamery Spreadable Goat Cheese Bronze
Vermont Creamery Fresh Goat Cheese Chevre Bronze Review
Vermont Creamery Bijou Gold Review
Vermont Creamery Coupole Bronze Review
Vermont Creamery Cremont Bronze Review
Vermont Creamery Fromage Blanc Bronze
Vermont Creamery Vanilla Creme Fraiche Bronze
Village Maid Cheese Ltd Spenwood Gold Review
Wensleydale Creamery Yorkshire Wensleydale & Cranberries Silver Review
Wensleydale Creamery Traditional Red Leicester Silver Review

Congratulations to all the winners!! Wish I had been there… maybe next year…

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