The world’s best cheese in 2022


When 4,434 different cheeses from 42 countries “gathered” in one showroom, you can’t help but feel the excitement. But not only! There is such a cheesy smell here that … just salivating.

An intoxicating combination of ripening dairy and friendly competition was showcased at the UK Convention Center where 250 international judges sniffed, handled, mashed and tasted the cheeses to decide who would take the crown of the World Cheese Awards 2022.

This year’s winner, Gruyère cheese from Switzerland, was chosen by a panel of top judges after a vote was taken.

The jury selected 98 super gold champions, followed by the top 16.

The judges described Le Gruyère AOP surchoix, presented by Swiss cheesemakers Vorderfultigen, as “a truly exquisite artisanal cheese” that melts on the tongue and has hints of herbs and fruits. It was called “Cheese with great taste”. In second place was Gorgonzola Dolce DOP, a soft blue cheese (brie type) made by De’ Magi (Italy).

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16 best cheeses:

  1. Le Gruyère AOP surchoix, από τον τυροκόμο Vorderfultigen και τον affineur Gourmino
  2. Gorgonzola Dolce DOP από την De’ Magi
  3. Grosse Tomme de Bufflonne Cave Jacobine από την Prolactine France
  4. Âlde Fryske από το De Fryske
  5. Tomme de chèvre Cave Jacobine από την Prolactine France
  6. PATA DE MULO CURADO LOS PAYUELOS από Quesería Artesanal Los Payuelos
  7. Greensward από το Murray’s Cheese
  8. Devon Blue από το Ticklemore Cheese
  9. Spenwood από το Village Maid Cheese
  10. Grosse Tomme de chèvre Cave Rousseau από την Prolactine France
  11. Sinodun Hill από το Norton and Yarrow Cheese
  12. Gorwydd Caerphilly από την Trethowan’s Dairy Ltd
  13. Großer Deichkäse 12 Monate από Rohmilchkäserei Backensholz GmbH & Co. KG
  14. MA-TRU’ Pecorino Amatriciano από τηνLLI PETRUCCI SRL
  15. L’Ambra di Talamello από τη Rocca Toscana Formaggi SRL
  16. Gentenaer από το Little Cheese Farm.



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