Fairview scoops top accolades at the 2012 World Cheese Awards

Friday, 30 November, 2012
Heike Raatz
Paarl, November 2012: Fairview Cheesery in Paarl won two Gold, one Silver and one Bronze medal at the 2012 annual World Cheese Awards in Birmingham on the 28th of November. After impressing 255 judges from all around the world, Fairview’s Blue Rock and De Leeuwen stood out amongst more than 2 700 cheeses and received Gold medals.
The World Cheese Awards, run by the UK’s Guild of Fine Food, is the biggest and most respected cheese competition in the world. This year saw an overwhelming 2 781 cheese entries from 30 different countries, making it the ‘Big Cheese’ of International competitions. A selection of winning cheeses will be available for tasting at the World Cheese Deli at the BBC Good Food Show, which runs until the 2nd of December in London.

The ever-popular Fairview Blue Rock is a full fat, blue veined Roquefort style cheese, with a rich favour and firm yet creamy texture. The De Leeuwen is a semi-soft combination of a washed rind and blue cheese presenting blue veins.

"In total 14 medals were awarded to South African cheeseries, of which Fairview received the most," says Louis Lourens, Fairview Cheese Master. "It is wonderful to be recognised by the most prestigious cheese competition in the world."

Fairview cheeses are available at the Fairview Deli in Paarl and in leading retailers countrywide. For more information on the Fairview range of cheeses please call us on +27.21863 450.

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