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Three times ‘super gold’ for FrieslandCampina at World Cheese Awards


Over 3,800 cheeses competed for one of the prizes during the World Cheese Awards 2019, organised in Bergamo, Italy on 18 October 2019. FrieslandCampina captured as many as 29 medals. Skylger cheese matured, also known as ‘Eilandkaas’ [Island Cheese], Frico goat’s cheese (from Gerkesklooster) and NH Lutjewinkel 1916 even received the designation ‘super gold’!

Eight gold medals

Golden awards were assigned to:

Cheese       -        Production location / Operating Co.

Milner 30+ (PlanetProof)                                               Steenderen

Frico Gouda ripened (PlanetProof)                               Lutjewinkel

Parrano ripened                                                            Steenderen

Lutjewinkel 35+ ripened                                                Lutjewinkel

Milner 30+ ripened Steenderen

Skylger extra ripened (Eilandkaas van Terschelling)    Zijerveld

Farmhouse cheese matured                                         Zijerveld

Amaltura goat’s cheese                                                Zijerveld

Silver medals

Six cheeses were awarded silver:

Cheese                                              Production location /operating company

Frico Edam ripened                                                      MarumHolland

Master Gouda old                                                         Lutjewinkel

Milner 30+ extra ripened                                              Steenderen

Cantenaar                                                                    Steenderen

Caprimera goat’s cheese                                             Zijerveld

Farmhouse cheese old                                                Zijerveld

Rain of bronze medals

As many as twelve medals were allotted to:

Cheese                                             Production location /operating company

Holland Master Goat’s Cheese                                 Gerkesklooster

Noord-Wester matured                                              Marum

Frico Gouda ripened                                                 Steenderen

Lutjewinkel Gouda ripened                                       Lutjewinkel

Holland Master Gouda extra ripened                       Lutjewinkel

Skylger ripened (Eilandkaas van Terschelling)         Zijerveld

Frico Edam young                                                    Marum

Farmhouse cheese matured                                    Zijerveld

Farmhouse cheese old                                            Zijerveld

Caprimera                                                                Basil

Fennugreek goat’s cheese                                      Zijerveld

Frico baby Edam                                                     Marum

Frico Edam ripened                                                 Marum


We are ‘super proud’ that the jury honoured as many as 29 of the 41 entries of FrieslandCampina. These awards show that our cheeses are internationally appreciated!

The annual prize-giving ceremony is part of the two-day FORME festival, which was held for the 32nd time this year. The 3,804 cheeses that were submitted from 41 different countries were judged by 250 jurors.

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