More great news for Croatian cheese producer Sirana Gligora on the island of Pag.
Sirana Gligora have won five awards at the 34th World Cheese Awards which took place in Newport, Wales.
This year was a record year in terms of the number of registered cheeses – as many as 4,434 from 42 countries. 900 cheeses from all over the world and they were evaluated by 250 judges from 38 countries.
This year’s World Cheese Awards were supposed to be held in Kyiv, Ukraine, but were moved to Wales because of the war.
Gligora’s cheeses which win awards at the 2022 World Cheese Awards were:
Super Gold: Žigljen aged in pressed Maraska cherry skins
Gold: Paški cheese (ZOI)
Silver: Paški cheese (ZOI) extra old
Silver: Zigljen extra old
Bronze: Smoked Chilli
Having won the Super Gold award, Gligora’s Žigljen aged in pressed Maraska cherry skins was ranked among the 98 best cheeses (2.21%), which is also the biggest success of Croatian cheeses at this year’s competition.
This year’s overall winner of the competition was Gruyer AOP Surchiox cheese from Volderfultigen cheese, while Gorgonzola Dolce DOP from De’ Magi cheese took second place.
Sirana Gligora says that they are delighted with the awards, especially for the cheese made from mixed cow’s and sheep’s milk – Žigljen, because the additional ripening and refinement in the Marasca cherry skins makes it unique, and they want to offer their customers from all over the world exactly that – very good and unique cheeses of proven quality.