FrieslandCampina won 22 medals during the 33rd edition of the World Championship Cheese Contest in Wisconsin. The cheese manufacturer, whose U.S. headquarters is in Paramus, New Jersey, won seven gold, nine silver and six bronze medals.
In the final round of the championship, the North Holland Gouda cheese finished third. The matured cheese is made by the company at the cheese production location in Lutjewinkel in the Dutch province of North Holland.
FrieslandCampina is the largest producer of Gouda cheese worldwide. The company took all three medals, Gold, Silver and Bronze in the Gouda mild and Gouda mature classes as well as Gold in Gouda extra mature.
“We are honored and thrilled to have won so many medals and top honors in the World Champion Cheese Contest, said Gert Jan Poort, president of FrieslandCampina Consumer Dairy North America. “The competition is judged by a highly esteemed panel of judges from around the world and we are very proud to have received such outstanding awards. As a leading international dairy company, FrieslandCampina is ready to meet the needs of today’s consumer with superior products that cheese enthusiasts demand.”
Royal FrieslandCampina is fully owned by Zuivelcoöperatie FrieslandCampina U.A., which has 12,707-member dairy farmers in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium and is one of the largest dairy cooperatives in the world.
The 2020 World Championship Cheese Contest, initiated in 1957, is the largest technical cheese, butter, yogurt and dry dairy ingredient competition in the world.