A truly global cheese event, the World Cheese Awards has been bringing together cheesemakers, retailers, buyers, consumers and food commentators worldwide for over three decades.
The World Cheese Awards visited Italy for the first time, with judging taking place in Bergamo on Friday 18 October 2019, as part of the city’s annual FORME cheese festival.
Following an epic edition of the World Cheese Awards in Bergen, Norway in November 2018, where records were broken across the board with 3,472 cheeses from 41 different countries being judged in a single day, the 32nd edition broke further records with 3,804 cheeses being entered in 2019.
The FORME festival itself was open to consumer and trade visitors on a dairy journey, featuring tastings, panel discussions, training sessions, markets and an exhibition of all 50 Italian DOP cheeses. New to FORME this year was the B2Cheese fair, an international cheese expo for industry professionals, including producers, buyers, importers, distributors, journalists and opinion leaders in the cheese sector www.b2cheese.it