LONDON, U.K. — Le Canotier de l’Isle from the Société Coopérative Agricole de l’Isle-aux-Grues has been named the Best Canadian Cheese, sponsored by Olympic Cheese, at the 30th annual World Cheese Awards, held at Tobacco Dock in London, U.K.
More than 3,000 cheeses from 35 different countries were judged in the single-day event, with the final Super Jury naming Cornish Kern — an alpine-style cheese made by the U.K.’s Lynher Dairies Cheese Company —the World Champion Cheese 2017.
With a total of three Gold, two Silver and eight Bronze awards going to entries from Canada this year, the judges shined a spotlight on Canada’s cheesemakers. Award-winning Canadian cheeses include Alfred le Fermier 24 mois made by Fromagerie la Station (Gold), Mozzarina di Bufala from Saputo Dairy Products Canada G.P. (Silver) and Fuoco from Fromagerie Fuoco (Bronze).