As we prepare to wrap up the rollercoaster ride that was 2021, Champignon North America is rounding out the year with a multitude of international awards. Between the World Cheese Awards, the International Cheese & Dairy Awards, and the Great Taste Awards, Champignon’s specialty cheeses nabbed 16 different accolades.
Most recently, the World Cheese Awards was held on November 3, in Oviedo, Spain. Käserei Champignon earned four Silver Awards at the event, a press release explained. These included one award for Cambozola Classic, two awards for Montagnolo Affine (branded Cambozola Black Label in the United States), and one award for Grand Noir. The World Cheese Awards featured 4,079 entries from 49 different countries.
The International Cheese & Dairy Awards were held on October 21 in Stafford, United Kingdom, and also bestowed new honors upon Champignon. Cambozola Classic won two Gold and two Bronze awards; Montagnolo Affine (branded Cambozola Black Label in the U.S.) won one Gold and one Silver award; and Grand Noir was awarded one Gold, one Silver, and one Bronze award. Rougette Bavarian Red won Gold in the Continental Soft Cheese category, and Montagnolo Affine (branded Cambozola Black Label in the U.S.) won Gold in the Blue vein cheese (non-U.K.) category.
At the 2021 Great Taste Awards, a panel of over 500 experts including chefs, buyers, food writers, and retailers judged over 5,000 food and beverage entries, the press release stated. Käserei Champignon’s Rougette Marinated Grilling Cheese was awarded a coveted 1-Star Award for “food that delivers fantastic flavor.” Rougette Marinated Grilling Cheese can now display the black and gold Great Taste logo, a distinction recognized by both retailers and consumers.
Congratulations to Champignon North America on a successful year of exhibitions!