World Cheese Awards
A truly global cheese event, the World Cheese Awards has been bringing together cheesemakers, retailers, buyers, consumers and food commentators worldwide for over three decades.
The next World Cheese Awards will be held in Oviedo, Spain in November 2021, as part of the Asturias Paraíso Natural Internacional Cheese Festival from the 3 – 6 November 2021. Originally due to take place in November 2020, the event has been rescheduled to 2021 due to concerns around the Covid-19 pandemic, to ensure that the event takes place in the truly international spirit that it has engendered for over 30 years.
John Farrand, managing director of the Guild of Fine Food, organisers of the World Cheese Awards, commented: “It gives me great pleasure to announce Oviedo as the next host city for WCA, following an extremely impressive bid from the Principality of Asturias, the City Council of Oviedo and the Cheese Institute. We received interest from potential host cities across the world, but the opportunity to bring WCA to Asturias was too good to miss, not least due to the region’s whole-hearted commitment to its food culture.”
In October 2019, WCA visited Italy for the first time, with judging taking place in Bergamo, as part of the city’s annual FORME cheese festival. Following an epic edition of the World Cheese Awards in Bergen, Norway in November 2018, where records were broken across the board with 3,472 cheeses from 41 different countries being judged in a single day, the 32nd edition broke further records with 3,804 cheeses being entered in 2019. Full results can be found below.
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More info on the International Cheese Festival can be found here: internationalcheesefestival.com
Press release: World Cheese Awards, Oviedo – rescheduled to 2021