Awards for best cheese products

Awards for best cheese products Schärdinger and Tirol Milch cheeses come out top
At the World Cheese Awards 2018/19 and the international Käsiade 2018, Schärdinger and Tirol Milch cheese once again convinced the panel of international judges, as in previous years.

World Cheese Awards 2018/19

The World Cheese Awards recognizes the world’s best cheese products each year. 235 judges from 41 countries tasted cheeses from all over the world. There were almost 3,500 entries, among them Schärdinger Dolce Bianca and Schärdinger Bio Bergfex, which were awarded “Super Gold”.

In addition, Berglandmilch received gold for its Affineur Le Rosé, two silver awards for Tirol Milch Tiroler Alpzirler and Tirol Milch Alpine Emmental matured in natural rind, as well as six bronze awards for Schärdinger Österblu, Tirol Milch Kaiser Max, Schärdinger Kärntner Rahmlaib, Schärdinger St. Patron, Tirol Milch Andreas Hofer mountain cheese, and Tirol Milch Urtyroler.

Our super gold placements:

Schärdinger Dolce Bianca:
The strong & piquant Schärdinger Dolce Bianca blends the mild mushroom aroma of fine white mold with the piquant flavor of blue veining. The combination of these two cultures yields a smooth-melting soft cheese with a dusting of fine white mold and blue-green veining throughout.

Schärdinger Bio-Bergfex:
The long-matured Schärdinger Bio Bergfex is characterized by a smooth, melting soft texture. The slightly higher fat content of 50% F.i.D.M. makes it a particularly creamy cheese. Treatment with red cultures and the special ripening process are what give this organic-quality hard cheese its naturally fresh, strong, tangy flavor.

 

International Käsiade 2018

The “14th International Cheese Olympics” were held in November in Hopfgarten, Tyrol. At the international competition, which only takes place every two years, Berglandmilch was awarded three gold medals, three silver medals, and two bronze medals for its cheese specialties.

The Käsiade has for years served as a meeting point for cheese professionals and a platform for international cheese culture. The cheese is rated by an international panel of judges, who pay particular attention to the flavor and
texture of the products.

• Gold for Tirol Milch Weinzirler, Schärdinger St. Patron, Tirol Milch Tiroler Felsenkeller
• Silver for Tirol Milch Kaiser Max, Tirol Milch Feiner Tiroler, Schärdinger Dachsteiner
• Bronze for Schärdinger Moosbacher and Tirol Milch Andreas Hofer

Our gold winners:

Tirol Milch Weinzirler
Weinzirler is left to ripen for at least six months, during which it develops its distinctive strong and piquant flavor. The cheese is then refined with red wine for a further two days, which gives it its special taste and dark-red rind.

Tirol Milch Tiroler Felsenkeller Cheese
Tiroler Felsenkeller allows itself 200 days and 200 nights to mature into what makes it so incomparable. This cheese keeps its special character thanks to the unique maturing process in the natural stone cellars of Kitzbühel.

Schärdinger St. Patron
For six weeks, Schärdinger St. Patron is cured with a red culture twice a week. This results in the delicately aromatic taste and the velvety yet firm texture. Then the cheese ripens in a specially designed
maturing cellar, where it obtains its characteristic, milk mold covered white surface.

“These awards are only possible because our dairy farmers supply raw milk of the highest quality. The high proportion of green fodder in the rations and the use of exclusively European, GMO-free feed, as well as additional conditions for the health and well-being of animals, confirm that our quality strategy is effective,” says Gerald Kotzauer, Managing Director for Sales and Marketing.