World Cheese Awards 2019 to be hosted in Italy
The World Cheese Awards 2019 will be hosted in Italy as part of the annual cheese festival FORME, in Bergamo.
Last years FORME saw over 40,000 visitors and participants, with 12,000 kilos of cheese sold and tasted at the market.
John Farrand, managing director of the Guild of Fine Food, organisers of World Cheese Awards said; “Uniting with FORME feels like a very natural fit for us and we’re hugely honoured to be bringing the competition to Bergamo in 2019.”
The announcement comes following a record breaking year for World Cheese Awards in Bergen, Norway. Last year’s event saw 200 cheese experts from all corners of the globe gather to judge over 3,400 cheeses from 41 different countries.
“We’re anticipating yet another record breaking year,” continued Farrand. “Hoping to top 3,500 entries for the first time, and are looking forward to working together with the FORME team to create a lasting legacy in the region and raise awareness throughout the food and drink world.”
The World Cheese Awards will take place on Friday 18 October 2019, forming part of the FORME festival, which will run from 18-20 October across a number of Bergamo’s most iconic venues.
See the highlights from last year’s World Cheese Awards 2018 in Bergen here