Companies from the world over anticipate the World Cheese Awards every year as they bid for cheese fame. One cheesemaker that struck proverbial gold was none other than Parish Hill Creamery, which secured several distinctions for its products.
“We are thrilled that our cheeses did so well at the World [Cheese Awards] this year,” explained Owner Rachel Fritz Schaal, who owns the company along with her husband Peter Dixon. “We’ve always loved this competition in particular as they judge the cheeses on their own merits.”
Parish Hill Creamery took home awards for the following: a Super Gold for Humble, a Super Gold for Idyll, a Bronze for Jack’s Blue, and a Bronze for Vermont’s Herdsman.
According to a press release, all entries were judged in a single day, as 264 experts from 38 different nations studied appearance, texture, aroma, and flavor. Judges worked in teams of two to three to assess the look, feel, smell, and taste of each entry. Each team then nominated one exceptional cheese as the Super Gold from the table. These cheeses were judged a second time by the Super Jury of 16 internationally recognized experts, who each selected a cheese to champion in the final round of judging. The Super Jury, representing all four corners of the globe, then debated the final 16 in front of a live audience.
The Super Golds were reassessed to find this year’s top 16 cheeses, two of which were given to Parish Hill!
Congratulations to Parish Hill Creamery for this remarkable distinction!