What are the World Cheese Awards?
Celebrating its 30th year, the World Cheese Awards is the largest cheese competition on the planet, attracting 3,000 entries from 30 different countries.
With an international judging panel made up of 250 experts, including retailers, buyers, cheesemakers and food commentators, and results promoted to cheese lovers across the globe, the World Cheese Awards gives cheese from six continents the chance to shine on the world stage in front of a truly international audience of experts and consumers.
Judges work in teams of four, identifying any cheeses worthy of a bronze, silver or gold award.
Following a record-breaking year in San Sebastián, the World Cheese Awards returns to London in 2017. Taking place at Taste of London Festive Edition at Tobacco Dock on Friday 17 November, the world’s finest cheeses will be judged just in time for Christmas and you can be involved.
Please find details below on how to enter this year’s World Cheese Awards.
1. Enter online at http://gff.co.uk/awards/world-cheese-awards/ (early entry is recommended).
2. Pay via your online account.
3. Wait for Delivery Instructions via email and deliver to your allocated consolidation point. (Sample sizes will be specified in this communication and will range between 500g – 2kg, unless the whole cheese needs to be staged).
4. Check your results: If you win an award, use WORLD CHEESE AWARDS promotional material to let all your customers know and make sure your stockists are using your award to sell your cheese.
Key Dates & Costs
Please take note of the following dates before entering this year’s World Cheese Awards.
11 October: Closed for entries (unless entry cap reached before this date)
November: Cheese delivered to consolidation points
17 November: World Cheese Awards judging day
18-19 November: World Cheese Awards talks and tours at Taste of London: Festive Edition
Entry Cost: £45 (+VAT) per entry
You will be emailed delivery labels. Please do not send samples before you receive these.