The award is open for entry starting September 5, 2018, with organisers-the Guild of Fine Food, expecting a record-breaking 3,500 cheeses to be judged.
Dedicated only to cheese, with no other dairy products judged, the World Cheese Awards is the largest cheese-only competition on the planet and will this year be part of a brand new festival, Matnasjonen Norge.
Taking place at Bergen’s iconic Grieg Hall, the 31st edition of the awards will be set against the backdrop of Norway’s finest food and drink, including highlights such as Kraftkar from Tingvollost, which took the World Cheese Awards’ top prize in 2016.
As the international cheese community gathers, entrants from over 30 different countries will be looking to showcase their cheese on a world stage, hoping to land a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Super Gold award.
An epic celebration of all things cheese, the World Cheese Awards will bring together numerous buyers, retailers, writers and makers from every corner of the globe, to judge every entry in a single day, and ultimately crown this year’s World Champion Cheese.
John Farrand, managing director of the Guild of Fine Food, organisers of the World Cheese Awards, explains: “Wit
h 30 years now under our belt, we’re very excited to be visiting Norway for the first time, in partnership with HANEN, to stage the largest cheese-only event that the world has ever seen. With cheeses from six continents on their way to Bergen this year, we’ll be bringing a truly international edge to the festival, but I feel confident that Norway’s fantastic cheesemakers will be grabbing a few gongs along the way.”
Cheese producers from six continents can enter online at .