64 medals for Parmigiano Reggiano at the World Cheese Awards: prizes awarded to 50% of the competing samples

1 Super Gold, 12 Gold, 20 Silver, 28 Bronze medals. the Parmigiano Reggiano national team is the Top Prize-winner amongst 2,472 competing cheeses

Bergen, 5 November 2018The Parmigiano Reggiano National Team won 61 medals and achieved a great result at the World Cheese Awards: the international panel gave awards to more than 50% of the 121 samples of Parmigiano Reggiano present in the competition. The competition, taking place on Friday 2 November at Bergen’s prestigious Grieghallen in Norway featured 2,472 cheeses coming from 41 countries. In addition to the medals won by the Parmigiano Reggiano National Team, the King of Cheeses was awarded another 3 prizes (a gold, a silver and a bronze) for samples submitted directly by traders.

There are still more records through.  This year the Parmigiano Reggiano National Team - made up of 55 cheese dairies – was the largest joint mission ever carried out by a national cheese abroad. A joint effort that led to a Super Gold (the best cheese from the table), 12 gold, 20 silver, 28 bronze medals. The most prestigious prize was awarded to Latteria Sociale Roncadella for PDO Parmigiano Reggiano DOP matured 18 months.

"Also this year the Parmigiano Reggiano National Team was honoured to be recognised as the Italians’ favourite PDO – commented from Bergen Guglielmo Garagnani, Deputy Vice President of the Parmigiano Reggiano Consortium – the medals won add further value to a market, like that of cheese, that continues growing”.

“Our compliments and gratitude to all the dairies – concludes Garagnani - because they reconfirmed the records that are part of the Parmigiano Reggiano system. In Bergen, we won also thanks to the values that bind our product to its land: this is the result of a chain that every day involves thousands of breeders and hundreds of artisan dairies in the quest for absolute excellence".

The 32nd edition of the World Cheese Awards in 2019 will take place in Italy, specifically in Bergamo. A location that will push the Parmigiano Reggiano National Team to aim higher and higher.

"After 18 years of competitions – says Gabriele Arlotti, deviser of the Parmigiano Reggiano National Team –  we are sure that quality pays and wins. All credit goes to extraordinary dairies and farmers who produce a Parmigiano Reggiano that can stand up to any comparison.  This year we have achieved a record participation with 55 dairies, thus becoming the largest join mission in the world".

Below are the details of the medals won by the Parmigiano Reggiano National Team.

PROVINCE OF REGGIO EMILIA

  • Latteria Sociale Roncadella: Super Gold (18 months), gold (18 months), silver (24 months).
  • Antica Fattoria Caseificio Scalabrini: gold (24 months).
  • Società Agricola Dall'Aglio: gold (24 months).
  • Latteria Sociale Garfagnolo: gold (over 30), silver (24 months).
  • Caseificio Cavola: silver (18 months), bronze (24 months).
  • Azienda Agricola Grana d'Oro Vacche Rosse: silver (24 months).
  • Caseificio Il Boiardo - Matilde di Canossa: silver (24 months).
  • Caseificio Sociale Castellazzo: silver (over 30), bronze (24 months).
  • Caseificio Sociale Minozzo: silver (18 months), silver (over 30).
  • Caseificio Milanello - Terre di Canossa: silver (over 30), bronze (24 months).
  • Latteria Sociale del Fornacione: silver (over 30).
  • Caseificio Sociale Allegro: silver (24 months), silver (over 30).
  • Latteria Sociale San Giovanni della Fossa: bronze (24 months).
  • Latteria La Grande: bronze (over 30).
  • Latteria Sociale Nuova: bronze (24 months).
  • Latteria Sociale Barchessone: bronze (24 months).
  • Latteria San Giovanni di Querciola: bronze (24 months).
  • Latteria Villa Curta: bronze (24 months).
  • Latteria Due Madonne: bronze (24 months).
  • Fattoria Fiori di Fiori Pier Paolo: bronze (over 30).
  • Fondo Possioncella: bronze (over 30).

PROVINCE OF MODENA

  • Caseificio Razionale Novese: gold (18 months), silver (over 30).
  • 4 Madonne Caseificio dell'Emilia: gold (24 months), bronze (18 months).
  • Rosola di Zocca Società Agricola Cooperativa: gold (18 months).
  • La Cappelletta di San Possidonio: silver (18 months), silver (24 months).
  • Caseificio Dismano: bronze (24 months).
  • Caseificio Sociale di Casola di Montefiorino: bronze (18 months).

PROVINCE OF MANTUA

  • Latteria Vo' Grande: gold (24 months), bronze (18 months).
  • Latteria Sociale Gonfo: gold (24 months), bronze (over 30).
  • Latteria Agricola Venera Vecchia: silver (over 30).
  • Caseificio Croce: bronze (over 30).
  • Caseificio Frizza: bronze (over 30).
  • Latteria agricola Mogliese: bronze (24 months), bronze (over 30).

PROVINCE OF PARMA

  • Cooperativa Casearia Agrinascente: gold (18 months), silver (24 months).
  • Azienda Agricola Mezzadri: gold (over 30).
  • Caseificio La Traversetolese: gold (over 30).
  • Caseificio Sociale Palazzo: silver (18 months), silver (over 30).
  • Società agricola Montecoppe: silver (18 months).
  • Latteria Sociale Santo Stefano: bronze (24 months), bronze (over 30).
  • Caseificio Sociale di Urzano: bronze (24 months), bronze (over 30).
  • Caseificio Montanari & Gruzza: bronze (24 months).
  • Caseificio aziendale Fratelli Boldini: bronze (18 months).

PROVINCE OF BOLOGNA

  • Caseificio Sociale Fior di Latte: bronze (24 months).