World Cheese Awards 2014

 

Emmi cheeses win ten medals at World Cheese Awards


 

 

Media release

 

World Cheese Awards 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emmi cheeses win ten medals at World Cheese Awards

 

 

 

 

Lucerne, 20 November 2014Emmi’s range of cheeses once again impressed the judges at the World Cheese Awards in Birmingham (UK), winning ten medals in total. KALTBACH Le Gruyère AOP was crowned the “Major Winner” of all Le Gruyère AOP categories, a particularly pleasing result.

 

 

 

Emmi is the largest cheese trader in Switzerland. Its range includes cheese that the company produces itself at various production facilities as well as cheese that it purchases (annually over 30,000 tonnes). This cheese normally comes from commercial cheese dairies and is then matured, refined and packaged by Emmi. Cheese varieties such as Le Gruyère AOP or Emmentaler AOP, for instance, are produced in the region from which they originate, where they are matured for a number of months. They are then matured by Emmi for several more months, after which they are portioned and packaged by Emmi’s packaging specialists in Kirchberg according to customer wishes.

 

The cheese is then marketed by Emmi across the world, including to the cheese-loving UK. Participating in global competitions – for example, in the annual World Cheese Awards in Birmingham – is one of the measures being taken to raise the profile of local trade and consumption of Swiss cheese.

 

 

Ten medals at the World Cheese Awards in Birmingham

 

The 2014 edition of the cheese industry’s largest international competition saw Emmi’s cheese specialities win ten awards. KALTBACH Le Gruyère AOP, produced by Fromagerie Schaller in Villarimboud (FR), winning the “Major Winner” category was a particularly pleasing result. Two further gold medals went to KALTBACH Emmentaler AOP, produced in Emmi’s cheese dairy in Schlierbach-Krumbach (LU), and the Piz Bever Extra hard cheese made by the Alpine cheese dairy Sennerei Nufenen (GR).

 

One silver medal each went to the Maxx365 hard cheese from Emmi’s Käserei Studer in Hatswil (TG) and the semi-hard Berner Käse from Käserei Grundbach (BE). As many as three KALTBACH cheeses won bronze medals: KALTBACH Emmentaler AOP, produced by Käserei Etzenerlen in Ruswil (LU); KALTBACH Le Gruyère AOP, produced in Emmi’s cheese dairy in Courgenay (JU); and, yet again, Fromagerie Schaller in Villarimboud (FR). Bronze medals also went to Le Gruyère AOP from Fromagerie de Bémont in Le Brouillet (FR) and the Alter Schweizer hard cheese from Käserei Studer.

 

The World Cheese Awards have been held annually since 1988 and have been the largest international competition of this type since 2005.

 

 

Auszeichnungen für Emmi Käse an den 2014 World Cheese Awards

 

Auszeichnung

Käse

Kategorie

Produzent

Major Winner

KALTBACH Le Gruyère AOP

Best Le Gruyère AOP Cheese

Fromagerie Schaller

Alexandre Schaller

1691 Villarimboud (FR)

Gold

KALTBACH Le Gruyère AOP

Gruyère: produced before 01/12/13

Fromagerie Schaller

Alexandre Schaller

1691 Villarimboud (FR)

Gold

KALTBACH Emmentaler AOP

Emmentaler: produced before 01/12/13

Käserei Schlierbach-Krumbach

Emmi

Betriebsleiter: Markus Hodel

6231 Schlierbach (LU)

Gold

Piz Bever Extra

Hard cheese produced on farm or dairy with a total output not exceeding a weekly average of 2t

Sennerei Nufenen

7437 Nufenen (GR)

Silver

Maxx365

Any hard pressed cheese not in any other class

Käserei Studer

Emmi

Betriebsleiter: Daniel Studer

Hatswil (TG)

Silver

Berner Käse

Any semi-hard cheese not in any other class

Käserei Grundbach

Adrian Mayer

3665 Wattenwil (BE)

Bronze

KALTBACH Emmentaler AOP

Emmentaler: produced before 01/12/13

Käserei Etzenerlen

René Blum

6017 Ruswil (LU)

Bronze

KALTBACH Le Gruyère AOP

Any hard cheese that has been awarded a Denomination of Origin (PDO/PGI/AOC)

Fromagerie de Courgenay

Emmi

Betriebsleiter: Gérald Raboud

2950 Courgenay (JU)

Bronze

KALTBACH Le Gruyère AOP

Any hard cheese that has been awarded a Denomination of Origin (PDO/PGI/AOC)

Fromagerie Schaller

Alexandre Schaller

1691 Villarimboud (FR)

Bronze

Le Gruyère AOP

Gruyère: produced after 01/12/13

Fromagerie de Bémont

Philippe Geinoz

2128 Le Brouillet (NE)

Bronze

Alter Schweizer

Any hard pressed cheese not in any other class

Käserei Studer

Emmi

Betriebsleiter: Daniel Studer

Hatswil (TG)

 

 

Links

World Cheese Awards: http://finefoodworld.co.uk/awards/world-cheese-awards/

 

 

 

 

 

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