Jasper Hill’s Harbison Wins Best US Entry In World Cheese Awards For Second Time
San Sebastian, Spain—Major winners were announced this week in the 29th annual World Cheese Awards, with the Cellars at Jasper Hill winning Best American Cheese with its Harbison entry for the second consecutive year.
Kraftkar Blue cheese made by Norway’s Tingvollost was crowned World Champion Cheese here last week, along with 66 Super Gold winners (for more details, please see Cheese Reporter Nov. 18, p. 1).
Major trophy winners were released Monday and include:
•Best British Cheese: Ashley Chase Estate, Cave-Aged Goat
•Best Welsh Cheese: Arla Foods, Llandymog Creamery, Extra Mature Cheddar
•Best Dutch Cheese: Treur Kaas, Chevretta Oud
•Best French Cheese: Le Chevrefeuille, Fleuret
•Best South African Cheese: Belnori Boutique Cheesery, Benedictus
•Best Central & Eastern European Cheese: Paska Sirana, Croatia, Paski Sir
•Best Scottish Cheese: Strathearn, Strathearn
•Best Northern Irish Cheese: Tamnagh Foods, Banagher Bold
•Best American Cheese: Cellars at Jasper Hill, Harbison
•Best Austrian Cheese: Obersteirische Molkerei, Erzherzog Johann
•Best Australian Cheese: Woodside Cheese Wrights, Anthill
•Best Italian Cheese: Arrigoni Battista, Gorgonzola PDO Dolce
•Best Spanish Cheese: Arteserena, Cremositos Del Zujar
•Best Canadian: Saputo Dairy Products Canada, Le Pleine Lune
•Best Irish Cheese: Corleggy Cheeses, Corleggy Hard Raw Goat’s Milk Cheese
•Best Extra Mature Cheddar: JA&E Montgomery, Montgomery’s Extra Mature Cheddar
•Best New Cheese: Cala Blanc, Spain, Lacto Industrial Menorquina
•Best Le Gruyere Cheese: Lustenberger & Durst, Le Gruyere AOP Antique Langruti.
•Best Unpasteurized Cheese: QST International, France, Mont d’Or AOP
•Best Jersey Milk Cheese: Farms For City Kids Foundation/Spring Brook Farm, US, Tarentaise
•Best Smoked Cheese: Santamane Elkrartea, Spain, Santamane
•Best Basque Country Cheese: Queso Idiazabal, Bazarrika
•Cheese Counter of the Year: Paxton & Whitfield, Stratford Upon Avon
•Exceptional Contribution to Cheese: Artzai Gazta, the International Cheese Festival, and the cheese makers of Basque Country.
US Super Gold, Gold, Silver and Bronze medal winners include:
Saputo Specialty Cheese USA
Silver medal: Team Salemville, Reserve Blue Cheese, Team Salemville Gorgonzola
Bronze medal: Team Woolwich, Original Chevre and Blueberry Vanilla Chevre;