World Cheese Awards

How to enter

World Cheese Awards 2015 takes place at BBC Good Food Show Winter at the NEC, Birmingham.

Judging takes place on Thursday 26 November with consumer tastings and tours from Friday 27 to Sunday 29 November.

Entering Online

The simplest way to enter is online by clicking on the link at the top of this page.  If you entered Great Taste 2015 or World Cheese Awards 2014, you will already have a MyGuild user account and can use the same login details/ re-set your password.  If not you will need to register with MyGuild.

Go to the downloads section below to access copies of the entry brochure and classes list available in English | French | Italian | Portuguese | Spanish to help you with your entry.

All companies should enter and pay online, except those from South Africa who should contact Agri Expo – contact details can be found in the Entry & Delivery Information in the downloads section below.

Cost of Entry

Cheesemakers in the UK*: £35 (+VAT) per cheese
Cheesemakers in Europe and Rest of World: £45 per cheese
*There is a special Specialist Cheesemakers class where association members can enter one cheese at £10

Delivery Instructions

Delivery instructions are available to download now from your MyGuild account.


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Entry cost & delivery instructions for your cheese 

UK Entry Brochure | WCA15 ClassesWCA15 Online Entry Guide

French entry brochure | WCA15 Classes French | WCA15 Online Entry Guide

Italian entry brochure | WCA15 Classes Italian | WCA15 Online Entry Guide

Portuguese entry brochure | WCA15 Classes Portuguese | WCA15 Online Entry Guide

Spanish entry brochure | WCA 15 Classes Spanish | WCA15 Online Entry Guide

Sponsoring World Cheese Awards

If you are interested in sponsoring read more here.




How the competition works

In 2014, 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, then decided the World Champion 2014 in front of a packed consumer and trade audience. Read more.

Key dates 2015


World Cheese Awards 2015 opens

Open for entries


World Cheese Awards 2015 closed

Closed for entry


Delivery to consolidation points

Rest of World


Delivery to consolidation points



Delivery to consolidation points



Cheese staged at World Cheese Awards 2015

NEC, Birmingham, UK


World Cheese Awards 2015 judging



Super Golds rejudged



Supreme Judging



Consumer tours

World Cheese Awards 2015 arena


World Cheese Awards 2015 ends

World Cheese Awards 2015 closes at the end of the show

Donostia/San Sebastián 2016

In November 2016 we are helping San Sebastián celebrate their status as European City of Culture by taking the awards to the Basque Country.

Results 2014

Download a pdf of all winners | Trophy winners pdf | Super Golds pdf | Search for winners online

Read more about the World Champion Cheese, Bath Blue.

Sponsors of this year's event

  • Barbers 1833
  • Grana Padano
  • Le Gruyère
  • Agri Expo
  • Artzai Gazta
  • Cremfields
  • Fine Food Digest
  • Good Cheese
  • Kosí Vršok
  • Entremont
  • Foldaways Cheese Coalition
  • Olympic Cheese
  • Provision Trade Federation
  • Rowcliffe
  • Rustic Cheese
  • Sorba Freeze
  • TannyGill
  • the Artisan Cheese Exchange
  • Whole Foods Market
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