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World Cheese Awards

For over 20 years the World Cheese Awards has been bringing together buyers and sellers from the dairy industry worldwide. It’s the largest cheese competition on the planet, attracting over 2,700 entries in 2013 from 34 countries and it was judged by over 250 experts from every corner of the globe. It takes an entire day to judge, with a trade lunch thrown in, making this a place to do real business too.

How to enter

The simplest way to enter is online.  If you entered Great Taste 2014 you can use the same login details.  If not you will need to register with MyGuild.

Cost of entry
Cheese makers in the UK: £30 (plus VAT) per cheese
Cheese makers in Europe and Rest of the World: £45 (plus VAT)

UK Entry
If you are based in the UK you can enter online or download a paper entry form. There is a special Specialist Cheesemakers class where members can enter one cheese at £10.

Europe and Rest of World
You can only enter online. Download the entry brochure and classes list available in English/Spanish/French/Italian to help you.

You must enter and pay online, apart from South Africa who enter online but pay in country.

Delivery instructions
The organisers will send you full instructions on when and where to send your cheeses closer to the event. We have 10 consolidation points around the world. DO NOT SEND CHEESE NOW.

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Entry cost & delivery instructions for your cheese all languages

UK entry form | SCA entry form | UK entry brochure | UK classes | Guide to online entry

Spanish entry brochure | Spanish classes | Cómo entrar en línea

French entry brochure | French classes | Comment entrer en ligne

Italian entry brochure | Italian classes Come entrare in linea

How the competition works

The anticipated 3,000 cheese entries will be staged in a massive 1000m2 area within the main BBC Good Food Show and judging will take place on the opening day, November 14, in front of a live consumer audience. Our 250 experts from around the world will work in teams of four, identifying medal-winning cheeses through the morning. Each gold-winning cheese will then be judged a second time by a different jury after a well-earned trade lunch. We will then know the top 50 cheeses in the world – the Super Golds. The Supreme Jury of 12 experts, representing the four corners of the globe, will then assemble in front of a packed consumer and trade audience to judge the final Super Golds for a third time and choose the World Champion 2014.

What's happening this year at the show

  • Improved graphics within the area will explain the judging process, list past winners and educate the public with cheese facts
  • Plasma screens will explain the judging process and the importance of taking gold in the awards and will include our sponsors logos
  • We will be hosting educational tours, tasting sponsors’ cheeses and helping consumers to understand more about the judging process

Key Dates you need to know


Entry details

Open for entries w/c 1 September


Closing date for all entries



Rest of the World: delivery to consolidation points


Europe: delivery to consolidation points


UK: delivery to consolidation points



Cheeses stages at World Cheese


Consumer tours

Consumer tours in the World Cheese Awards arena


Consumer tours in the World Cheese Awards arena

Sponsors of this years event

  • Barbers 1833
  • Grana Padano
  • Le Gruyère AOP
  • Agri Expo
  • Baetje Farms
  • Boska
  • Cremfields
  • Entremont
  • Kosi Vrsok
  • Rowcliffe
  • TannyGill
  • Windyridge
  • Truckle Cheese
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