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World Cheese Awards open for entry

The World Cheese Awards will open for entry from Monday 22 July, with organisers, the Guild of Fine Food calling for cheesemakers across the globe to submit their products into the largest cheese-only competition on the planet.

Dedicated only to cheese, with no other dairy products judged, the World Cheese Awards will take place in Italy for the very first time on Friday 18 October, forming part of the FORME cheese festival in Bergamo.

Following another record-breaking number of entries in 2018, more than 3,500 entries are expected in Lombardy this year, making their way from over 40 different countries in 6 continents. Photo: Shutterstock
Following another record-breaking number of entries in 2018, more than 3,500 entries are expected in Lombardy this year, making their way from over 40 different countries in 6 continents. Photo: Shutterstock

Gathering of the global cheese community

Following another record-breaking number of entries in 2018, more than 3,500 entries are expected in Lombardy this year, making their way from over 40 different countries in 6 continents. The global cheese community will gather to judge all entries in a single day, bringing together cheesemakers, retailers, buyers, consumers and food commentators in a truly international celebration of all things cheese. Providing a global platform for cheesemaking excellence, from multi award-winners to tiny artisans, the World Cheese Awards will give Bronze, Silver, Gold and Super Gold awards, as its 230-strong judging panel directs buyers everywhere to the world’s top cheese. An international Super Jury will then debate the best of the best live on WCA TV, before crowning this year’s World Champion Cheese.

Early entry is recommended

The World Cheese Awards will take place on Friday 18 October, forming part of the FORME festival in Bergamo, which will run from Thursday 17 to Sunday 20 October. The World Cheese Awards will be open for entry from Monday 22 July until Monday 9 September, unless the entry cap is reached before this date – early entry is recommended. Producers can enter online.