Here is where the world's best cheese is made

  • 02 Dec - 08 Dec, 2017
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Mag Files

At the annual World Cheese Awards, cheese made by a small Cornish dairy, The Cornish Kern, beat over 3,000 cheeses from 35 different countries named the best in the world.

The dairy was crowned I, and was champion at the annual award ceremony, beating rivals from France and Italy, as well as other famous names.

The buttery medium-hard cheese, known for its deep aroma and caramel notes, has been in production only for a few years, but has still managed to win the competition from across the globe at the Taste of London food festival.

Sarah Barnes, technical manager of the dairy said, “I’m on top of the cheese world!” She added that throughout the course of the day, their Kern went through so many layers of judging, going from 3,001 to 66, to the top 16 and then World Champion, where judges immensely praised their cheese.

“Cornish Kern is a new concept so to see it come to this (level) is so exciting for the company, and a great start for this cheese’s career,” said Sarah.

The Cornish Kern – compared in texture and taste to Gouda – beat the Italian Blu Di Bufala by just a few points, while an Austrian Capellaro and a South African Dalewood Huguenot were both ranked third.