Canadian Pizza Magazine

Quebec Camembert wins international cheese competition

Saint-Hubert, Que. – Camembert l’Extra, made by Agropur in Saint-Hyacinthe, Que., was chosen over 17 other cheeses to win first prize in the World Championship Cheese Contest, held in Madison, Wis., from March 6 to 8.   

The creamy texture and hazelnut-and-mushroom flavour of the Camembert was given top honours by a distinguished panel of 50 experts from different countries, Agropur said in a news release.

Four cheeses from Agropur’s U.S. facilities were also chosen as winners at the contest. Agropur cheese from Jerome, Idaho, received the best score in the shredded cheese category for the second consecutive year. Lake Norden, S.D., took top honors in the mozzarella category. Feta from Weyauwega, Wis., won for the third consecutive year, and smoked provolone from Luxemburg, Wis., also swept the top award in its category. 

The contest was founded in 1957.