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Old Amsterdam® Earns Honor at World Cheese Awards 2023

Old Amsterdam® Earns Honor at World Cheese Awards 2023

Wednesday, November 8th, 2023

Make way for a super winner, as Norseland’s partner brand Old Amsterdam® takes home some gold from the World Cheese Awards. The brand’s Old Amsterdam Goat Cheese secured the coveted Super Gold award in addition to nabbing a spot as a Top 16 finalist. Old Amsterdam Reserve, an extra-matured Gouda, also took home a Gold medal.

As noted in the release, Old Amsterdam Goat is a mature goat cheese with a mild flavor and a hint of sweetness. It has a light creamy texture with fine ripening crystals. Old Amsterdam Reserve is an extra mature Gouda with deep, rich flavors. It has hints of bourbon, caramel, and pecan and a firm, crumbly texture full of crunchy crystals.

Old Amsterdam® Goat Cheese secured the Super Gold award and the Old Amsterdam Reserve also took home a Gold medal

Held at the Trondheim Spektrum in Trondheim, Norway, on October 27, the 35th World Cheese Awards saw 4,502 entries. The Old Amsterdam Goat Cheese and the Old Amsterdam Reserve impressed a panel of leading cheese experts, including critics, chefs, recipe creators, buyers, retailers, journalists, broadcasters, and experts in the field. These experts meticulously evaluated each cheese, considering factors such as the appearance of the rind and paste, the cheese’s aroma, body, texture, and most notably, its flavor and mouthfeel.

All entries were judged in a single day, as 264 experts from 38 different nations studied their appearance, texture, aroma, and flavor. These entries came from 43 countries and garnered participation from 954 companies across the world. Host country Norway put forward its highest-ever number of entries, with 293 Norwegian cheeses competing this year. Across the competition, a vast range of styles and maturations were on display, showcasing a diverse array of milks including buffalo, cow, goat, and sheep.

Congratulations on an amazing achievement!

Old Amsterdam®