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2017 World Cheese Awards

Last week, The Guild of Fine Food held its annual World’s Best Cheese Awards, naming Cornish Kern the World’s Best Cheese for 2017. A complete list of all the Winners from Super Golds to Gold to Silver to Bronze can be viewed here.

I thought it might be fun to revisit reviews of winners I have posted in the past. Obviously, my reviews are not the same batches that garnered wins in 2017 but so many of the winners have passed through the portals of this website.

Congratulations to all the winners!!


Cremont. Image Copyright Vermont Creamery

Super Gold Winners:

Sartori Gold BellaVitano – one of my early reviews and a cheese that I continue to love. You can read Spaulding Gray’s interview with Sartori Owner, Jim Sartori here.

Point Reyes Bay Blue. I first tasted Bay Blue in 2014 just a week before it was named one of the 3 Best of Show cheeses at the annual ACS Cheese Competition.

Sartori SarVecchioThe day before I sat for the 2013 ACS CCP™ exam, I had the honor of visiting the Sartori Antigo plant where SarVecchio is made. Check out the video of my visit.

Vermont Creamery’s CremontAllison Hooper, along with Rhonda Gothberg of Gothberg Farms, taught me to love Goats’ Milk Cheeses.


Gold Winners:

Coupole also from our friends at Vermont Creamery.

Quicke’s Extra Mature Clothbound Cheddar. You can read my interview with Mary Quicke here.

Sartori Black Pepper BellaVitano – this cheese has won two Grand Championship Awards in 2017 alone. This is a seriously good cheese.

Sirana Gligora’s Paski Sir – read my interview with Sirana Gligora Owner, Ivan Gligora.

Big Ed’s Gouda from Saxon Creamery. Red my interview with Saxon’s Lisa Hall.

Saxony Alpine-Style Cheese from Saxon Creamery

Rogue River Blue

Organic Rogue River Blue from Rogue Creamery. Read my interview with David Gremmels, Rogue’s Owner and all-around good guy.

Dunnes Stores Cashel Blue by Cashel Farmhouse Cheese.

Kaltbach Le Gruyere AOP from Emmi UK

Brillat Savarin IGP from Rouzaire

Lincolnshire Poacher from FW Reed


Silver Winners:

Bijou from Vermont Creamery

Midnight Moon from Cypress Grove Chevre. Read my Mary Keehn Q&A here.

Kozlar from Sirana Gligora

Lamb Chopper from Cypress Grove Chevre

Bread Cheese from Sid Cook and Carr Valley. Read my Sid Cook Q&A here. (Sid, sure do miss you at ACS conferences…)

Midnight Moon

Colston Bassett Stilton PDO by Colston Bassett

Lustenberger 1862

Asher Blue from Georgia’s own Sweet Grass Dairy

Pt. Reyes Original Blue from Pt. Reyes Farmstead Cheese

Sartori Balsamic BellaVitano from Sartori Cheese


Cabot Clothbound Cheddar

Bronze Winners:

Bonne Bouche from Vermont Creamery

Le Cendrillon from Saputo Canada

Cabot Clothbound Cheddar from Cabot Creamery and Cellars of Jasper Hill

Isle of Man Cheddar from Isle of Man Creamery

Gorwydd Caerphilly from Trethowan’s Dairy

Barely Buzzed from Beehive Cheese

Triple Creme Brie from Marin French Cheese

Reading from Spring Brook Farm

Buttermilk Gorgonzola from Emmi Roth USA

Echo Mountain from Rogue Creamery

Sartori Limited Edition Pastorale Blend from Sartori

Tarentaise from Spring Brook Farm

Sartori Limited Reserve Cognac BellaVitano

Cheese, Mead and Wine Tasting Blue Haven Bee Company

Save the Date: December 9th – 6pm – Join me at BLue Haven Bee Company in Canon, Georgia for a holiday evening of cheese, wine and mead pairings. Call 706 245 6586 to reserve your seat now. Seats are limited. You’ll taste six cheeses and six meads, wines and prosecco.







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