Hoard’s Dairyman Farm Creamery’s St. Saviour, Camembert-style cheese received a bronze award at the World Cheese Awards at the Palace de Exposiciones in Oviedo, Spain.

“If there is an Olympics for cheese makers, this is it,” said Sandy Speich, Hoard’s Dairyman Farm Creamery Director, after the Nov. 3 event. “We knew our St. Saviour cheese could compete on the world stage.”

“To receive this coveted award is the ultimate seal of approval coming from the world’s top judges,” she added.

In its 33rd year, the World Cheese Awards received a record 4,079 cheese entries from 45 countries for this year’s competition. Established cheesemaking nations including the U.S., France, Italy, Spain, and Switzerland were represented along with new entries from India, Guatemala, Japan, and Colombia. All cheese entries were judged on appearance, texture, aroma and flavor by 250 expert judges representing 38 countries.

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