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Ordering Logos and Labels
Order forms for World Cheese Awards 2017 labels and logos will be available from Monday 20 November. To order labels for your award-winning products or the electronic award artwork to incorporate into your product’s packaging please complete and return the relevant order form.
Key Dates 2018
5th September 2018 – Open for entry
28th September 2018 – Closed for entry
2nd November 2018 – World Cheese Awards 2018 Judging
3rd November 2018 – World Cheese Awards 2018 Results
Full results announced
How to enter
WORLD CHEESE AWARDS 2017 – ENTRY INFORMATION
Entry is currently closed. All entry information is for reference only.
2017 Cost of Entry
Cheesemakers in the UK*: £45 (+VAT) per cheese
Cheesemakers in Europe and Rest of World: £45 per cheese
*There is a special Specialist Cheesemakers class where association members can enter one cheese at £15 (+VAT)
Entry documents 2017
Consolidation points for deliveries will be available in: Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Ireland, South Africa, Spain, UK & USA. Entrants will be allocated to the nearest consolidation point and full delivery details will be issued closer to the delivery dates.
French entry brochure | WCA 17 Classes French | Participez à la compétition Instructions en ligne | Terms & Conditions | Special Entry Information Sheet for Non-EU countries | WCA17 Consolidation Points
Portuguese entry brochure | WCA 17 Classes Portuguese | Instruções online para as suas inscrições | Terms & Conditions | Special Entry Information Sheet for Non-EU countries | WCA17 Consolidation Points
How the competition works
Now in its 30th year, the World Cheese Awards is the largest international cheese competition on the planet. Dedicated only to cheese, with no other dairy products able to enter, the awards have been bringing the global cheese community together for nearly three decades, in a celebration of tradition, innovation and excellence in cheese.
In 2017, the World Cheese Awards took place at Tobacco Dock, London, taking centre stage at the Taste of London: Festive Edition. Around 3,000 cheeses made their way from six continents and were judged by over 230 of the finest palates and noses from every corner of the globe, including cheesemakers, technical experts, buyers, retailers and food writers.
Judges work in teams of three or four, identifying any cheeses worthy of a bronze, silver or gold award. They are looking at the rind and the body of the cheese, its colour, texture, consistency and, above all, its taste.
Each team then nominates one exceptional cheese as the Super Gold from their table. These 66 cheeses are the best in the world and are judged a second time by the Super Jury of 16 internationally recognised experts, who will each select a cheese to champion in the final round of judging.
The Super Jury then debates the final 16 in front of a live consumer and trade audience, before choosing the World Champion Cheese live on WCA TV, with cheese lovers across the globe tuning in for the drama.
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