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The Royal’s cheese winners crowned

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The judges at The Royal Cheese Competition in Toronto this year picked winners from more than 230 entries and 180 kg of cheese

royal cheese winnersAfter evaluating more than 230 entries, the judges made their picks in The Royal Cheese Competition, held in advance of The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair’s 10-day run from November 6 to 15, 2015 at Exhibition Place in Toronto.

This year’s competition featured dozens of cheese producers from across the country.

“The quality of the cheeses competing this year was outstanding,” says Peter Hohenadel, The Royal’s director of Agriculture and Food. “We saw a lot of passion, creativity and talent on the table in all categories.”

Winners included:


Cheddar Cheese:
• Grand Champion: Parmalat Canada – Winchester, Mature Cheddar 12- 24 months
• Reserve Champion: Agropur Cooperative, Mature Cheddar 12- 14 months

Variety Cheese:
• Grand Champion: Argopur Cooperative – Oka L’Artisan
• Reserve Champion: Fromagerie Alexis de portneuf – La Sauvagine

Goat and Sheep milk variety cheese:
• Grand Champion: Mariposa Dairy – Lenberg Farms Classic Reserve – Zoey
• Reserve champion: Fifth Town Artisan Cheese -Farmhouse Goat Gouda

Ontario Champion Cheddar, Sponsored by Dairy Farmers of Ontario:
• Parmalat Canada – Winchester

The competition included more than 180 kg of cheese of all varieties. Funding support for The Royal has been provided by the City of Toronto and the Government of Ontario.

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