GREENSBORO, Vt., Nov. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cellars at Jasper Hill, LLC announced today that its cheese, 'Bayley Hazen Blue' was awarded 'World's Best Unpasteurized Cheese' at the World Cheese Awards, staged this past weekend, November 14th, in London, England.
The World Cheese Awards, now in its 26th year, hosted an international panel of judges comprised of over 250 cheese experts from 26 different countries. This professional panel evaluated over 2600 cheeses from 33 countries. After initial rounds of judging, which ranked cheeses into Gold, Silver, Bronze and 'no award', 64 standout cheeses were chosen for Super Gold awards. A subsequent round narrowed this list down further. A final round of judging determined the supreme winners within the top 16 entries.
Bayley Hazen Blue won a Super Gold award, and subsequently made it into the final round of 16 cheeses, where it was officially recognized as a trophy winner under the heading of 'World's Best Unpasteurized Cheese.'
Cellars at Jasper Hill also took home Gold awards for their 'Cabot Clothbound' and 'Moses Sleeper', Silver awards for their 'Harbison' and 'Oma' and Bronze awards for their 'Weybridge' and 'Kinsman Ridge'. Two other Vermont cheesemakers, Grafton Village Cheese and Vermont Creamery, were also recognized with awards.
For official results: http://finefoodworld.co.uk/awards/world-cheese-awards
More about the winning cheese
Bayley Hazen Blue is a Jasper Hill Farm original, and is made from high-quality whole raw milk. It is named for an old military road commissioned by George Washington during the Revolutionary War. Bayley has a fudge- like texture, toasted-nut sweetness, and anise spice character. The paste is dense and creamy, with well- distributed blue veins. The usual peppery character of blue cheese is subdued, giving way to the grassy, nutty flavors in the milk. jasperhillfarm.com/bayley. For more on our other winning cheeses: jasperhillfarm.com/cheese
More about Cellars at Jasper Hill
The Cellars at Jasper Hill is an innovative 22,000 square foot underground facility located within Jasper Hill Farm in Greensboro, VT. The Cellars were constructed for the purpose of providing affinage, or aging expertise, as well as distribution and marketing services for local cheesemakers so that they may access the burgeoning market for artisan cheese nationwide.
Contact Zoe Brickley, Sales and Marketing Cellars at Jasper Hill
802.533.2566 ext103 / 802.473.0735 / [email protected]
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