In the past years cheeses have become a big part of our culinary culture – on plates of master chefs as well as in pantries of every good housewife – and we are glad, that quality wise Slovenia can stand alongside some of the strongest cheese making countries.
On Friday 18th of October Bergamo, Italy was the host of this years international cheese evaluation – The World Cheese Awards.
This is the biggest ‘’cheese-only’’ competition in the world.
This years competition was bigger than ever. There were 3.804 cheeses from 42 countries and 6 continents. In one day a 260-member jury of experts evaluated the appearance, texture, aroma and taste of all cheeses. Based on the gathered points cheeses were awarded with a bronze, silver, gold or super gold recognition.
The decision which of our cheeses would represent us the best this year was the hardest. Every one of us had a secret ‘’number one’’, and after a tough consideration we decided to give it a shot with three of them – mostly to see which one of us chose the winner.
Cheese Kosec, Goat cheese and cheese Kozovč went to Italy for evaluation.
Based on the judges scores, all three of them got enough points to be awarded with a silver recognition.
This year is also the year we celebrate the 30th anniversary of cheese making on our farm and because of that this award means even more to us. With the support of our amazing employees and partner farms, who get the credit the highest quality milk, we continue a tradition, which put Slovenia on the world map as a ‘’cheese’’ county.