Three golds for Arla
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- 25 March 2004
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Arla Foods came out top – three times – at the world championships for cheese and butter held in Wisconsin in the US last week when Taulov Mejeri, Vrinners Flødeost and Nr. Vium Mejeri all took gold.
Vrinners Flødeost’s Danslot Amaretto with almonds took first place ahead of 32 other cheeses in the Flavored Soft Cheeses category.
Taulov Mejeri won with a 55 Havarti piquant out of the 34 competing cheeses in the ”spicy yellow cheese” category. Nr. Vium secured victory with its 60 Creamy Havarti ahead of 19 other Havarti cheeses.
1,312 cheese and dairy products from 19 countries took part in the championships.
The winners from the initial 40 categories go on to compete against each other for the title of world champion.
This year, the title went to a Gouda from the Dutch, Frico Cheese.
As well as the three gold medals, Arla Foods’ dairies took a series of other honours.
Nr. Vium took second place in the Havarti category, also with a 60 Creamy Havarti, but in a different size.
Holstebro Flødeost took silver with a cream cheese with peach melba in the ”Flavored Spreadable Cheeses” category while Kalmar Mejeri also came in second in the ”reduced fat cheese” category with a shredded cheese.
Høgelund Mejeri won a bronze medal for its Danish Blue in the Blue category and Vellev Mejeri won bronze with a Höhlenkäse Classic in the ”Open Class Semi-soft Cheeses” category.
The championships, which are organised by the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association, has been held every second year since 1957.
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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.