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World Cheese Awards 2021: 7 medals for Croatian cheeses 

Cheeses from Croatia's Gligora awarded at UK's Great Taste Awards 2021

Paški sir (Photo: Gligora)

Croatian cheese producers have once again performed well at the World Cheese Awards.

The World Cheese Awards, also known as the Cheese Oscars, have been organised by The Guild of Fine Food for more than 30 years. This year the judging and award ceremony was held in Oviedo, Spain.

This year, at the 33rd edition of the World Cheese Awards, more than 100 cheesemakers from 40 countries shipped about 4,000 cheeses which were judged by 230 judges. The competition was attended by 10,000 people. 

As Kult Plave Kamenice reports, Croatian cheeses picked up 7 medals at this year’s prestigious awards in Spain. 

World Cheese Awards – Croatian medal winners:

Silver medal

Agrolaguna, Istrian goat cheese 
Sirana Gligora, Paški sir matured at least 12 months
Sirana Gligora, Paški sir 

Bronze medal 

Sirana Gligora, Paški sir 
Sirana Gligora, Žigljen aged in pressed maraska cheery skins
Agrolaguna, Istrian cow cheese 
Agrolaguna, Istarian mixed sir 

Cheeses from Croatia's Gligora awarded at UK's Great Taste Awards 2021

Cheese aged in pressed Maraska cherry skins (Photo: Gligora)

The best cheese in the world was awarded to Olavidia, a soft goat cheese from the craft Spanish cheese factory Lacteos Romero Pelaez, which sells it under the brand Quesos y Besos (Cheeses and Kisses). 

 
 
 
 
 
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The cheeses were exhibited at the World Cheese Awards on 88 tables divided into categories, each table judged by three judges who rate about 45 cheeses. 

The winners are decided by a special panel of 16 judges, who must not have any business or private connections with the cheesemakers whose cheeses are being judged. 

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