The largest and most prestigious competition, World Cheese Awards 2014, took place in London last weekend.
The competition involved 3,000 cheeses from 33 countries. The judges included 250 experts from 26 countries, and the supreme jury of 12 experts represented the four parts of the globe, which allowed them to award a special Supergold award.
Thousands of visitors tasted the cheese, leaving their comments. Chefs conducted master classes and shows, cooking various cheese-based dishes.
Italian Parmigiano Reggiano cheese received the highest number of awards: 21 medals – 7 gold, 7 silver and 7 bronze medals, and a special award Supergold.
Giuseppe Alai, president of the Parmigiano Reggiano cheese consortium, said that these awards would be distributed among the producers of cheese in Bologna, Parma, Modena, Reggio Emilia, which presented their products at the competition.
Parmesan, the cheese king, has become the most award winning cheese in history.