Swedish Svecia is Danish master chefs’ favourite cheese
- Read time:
- 1 min
- 13 November 2003
- Press contact
The mature firm cheese, Svecia, from Arla Foods’ dairy on Øland in the Bottnian Sea was named winner of the National Dairy Exhibition’s new Gourmet award in Herning, Jutland, on Tuesday.
In contrast to the exhibition’s other competitions which are judged by dairy experts, the panel for the Gourmet Award consists of chefs and gastronomic writers.
20 cheese and butter products from Denmark and Sweden had been nominated. The nominated products did not participate in the dairy exhibition’s other competitions.
After a series of blind tastings, the judges chose a Svecia matured for 18 months at Øland Dairy.
Svecia is a traditional Swedish cheese whose roots go back to the 16th century. Ever since Svecia (Latin for Sweden) has ranked among Sweden’s most popular cheeses and, in the 1950s, accounted for 50% of all Swedish cheese sales.
Dairy Manager Bo Ljungklint, pictured right, with Production Manager Sören Axelsson and the Gourmet award.
Arla Foods is an international dairy company owned by 9,700 farmers from Denmark, Sweden, the UK, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Arla Foods is one of the leading players in the international dairy arena with well-known brands like Arla®, Lurpak®, Puck® and Castello®. Arla Foods is focused on providing good dairy nourishment from sustainable farming and operations and is also the world's largest manufacturer of organic dairy products.