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World Cheese Awards

The planet’s biggest ‘cheese-only’ competition, championing the world’s best cheese makers, from tiny artisans to global heavyweights was held in Bergen, Norway.

With nearly 3500 cheeses entered, from 41 different countries, winning a medal becomes more difficult but also a bigger achievement. From the 21 awards received by South African cheese makers, Meze Foods won 5. 235 judges from across the globe travelled to nose, taste and grade the cheeses. A cheese is judged on its own merit and awarding a medal must be, and always is, a unanimous decision of the panel members.

The 2019 World Cheese Awards will take place in Bergamo, Italy.

2023/24

Braailoumi with Chilli
Bronze

Haloumi VP with Mint
Bronze

Mascarpone
Bronze

2018/19

2018
Haloumi
1st Place

2018
Baailoumi
2nd Place

2018
Chevin
3rd Place

2018
Haloumi
3rd Place

World Cheese Awards

2017/18

The planet’s biggest ‘cheese-only’ competition, championing the world’s best cheese makers, from tiny artisans to global heavyweights was held in Bergen, Norway.

With nearly 3500 cheeses entered, from 41 different countries, winning a medal becomes more difficult but also a bigger achievement. From the 21 awards received by South African cheese makers, Meze Foods won 5. 235 judges from across the globe travelled to nose, taste and grade the cheeses. A cheese is judged on its own merit and awarding a medal must be, and always is, a unanimous decision of the panel members.

2017/18
Haloumi
2nd Place

SA DAIRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

AGRI-EXPO AWARDS

The aim of the SA Dairy Championships is to recognise and reward the quality of dairy products. This contributes significantly to promoting excellence in the dairy industry and elevates the profile of the industry amongst consumers. 

2021
Braailoumi Chilli Halloumi
2nd Place

2021
Haloumi
2nd Place

2020
Fresh unripened cheese – Labneh
1sr Place

2020
Chevin plain
1st Place

2020
Cajun Haloumi
2nd Place

2020
Feta Pepper Cheese
3rd Place

2020
Braailoumi Lemon
3rd Place

2020
Roasted red pepper and feta cheese dip
3rd Place

2017
Haloumi
1st Place

2018
Olive Dip
1st Place

2018
Chevin
3rd Place

BLOEM SKOU/SHOW

AGRI-EXPO AWARDS

he Bloem Show is an annual event in Bloemfontein and is hosted every year between March and May on the show grounds in Bloemfontein
The Bloem Show takes place over a time period of 10 days.

2020
Braailoumi Chilli
1st Place

2020
Mascarpone
1st Place

2020
Feta cheese with condiments (Pepper)
2nd Place

2020
Braailoumi Lemon
3rd Place

2020
Haloumi
3rd Place

2020
Chevin plain
3rd Place

QUALITÉ

SA CHEESE AWARDS

Agri-Expo has been involved in the South African dairy industry since 1834, when the first South African Dairy Championships was held with one goal in mind: TO PROMOTE EXCELLENCE IN DAIRY PRODUCTS. To date, this is still the objective, and the annual SA Dairy Championships is a fine example of this. Around 900 dairy products are judged by about 80 experts who evaluate the appearance, texture and flavour of products in ten categories.

2016
Haloumi
1st Place

2016
Mascarpone
1st Place

2016
Peppadew
3rd Place

2015
Tzatziki Dip
1st Place

2015
Haloumi
3rd Place

2015
Ricotta
3rd Place

2015
Mascarpone
3rd Place

2014
Peppadew Dip
3rd Place

2014
Tzatziki Dip
1st Place

2014
Haloumi
2nd Place

2014
Haloumi
2nd Place

2014
Mascarpone
2nd Place

2014
Peppadew Dip
3rd Place

2013
Mascarpone
1st Place

WORLD JERSEY

CHEESE AWARDS

The World Jersey Cheese Awards was established in 2008 by the World Jersey Cattle Bureau and was the first awards scheme where all the products came from a single breed of cattle, the Jersey cow. According to James Godfrey, Secretary of the World Jersey Cattle Bureau, the awards concept is about showcasing the quality and diversity of products made from Jersey milk and to reinforce in the minds of consumers that the name ‘Jersey’ is synonymous with quality.

2014
Mascarpone
2nd Place

2013
Haloumi
3rd Place

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