World Cheese Awards - Northwest Winners

The World Cheese Awards were recently bestowed on the world's best cheeses. The overall World Champion award, given to the cheese deemed the best out of the 2,500 cheeses entered, was bestowed on Le Cendrillion, a surface ripened goat's milk cheese from Quebec. This was the first time a Canadian cheese has taken the World Champion prize at the World Cheese Awards competition. 

Two Northwest cheesemakers won prizes in the competition - Estrella Family Creamery and Rivers Edge Chévre; see results below. Other winners included Beehive Cheese Co., Cypress Grove Chevre and Bellwether Farms.

For a complete listing of results (requires clicking on each of 90+ individual categories, unfortunately) see here.

WASHINGTON

Estrella Family Creamery
GOLD - Grisdale Goat  
Category: Semi Hard Goat's Milk Cheese - Plain

OREGON

Rivers Edge Chévre

SILVER - Sunset Bay
Category: Goat's Milk Cheese w/ Additives

SILVER - Astraea
Category: New Cheese, Hard or Semi Hard. First Marketed after 1/10/08