International Cheese Competition

International Cheese Competition by SIAL Canada

Building on its success in 2019 in Toronto, this special cheese competition was the first of its kind in Montreal with the addition of a Fresh Cheese Grain of the Day category, to showcase the province of Quebec! 

The jury, chaired by Gurth Pretty and made up of 13 cheese industry professionals, evaluated nearly 150 cheeses from 10 countries in 20 categories.  Following the jury's deliberations, the 20 medals (1 per category), as well as the Grand Champion, were revealed in the Fromage by SIAL space. Congratulations to the Grand Champion: Avonlea Clothbound Cheddar, a Prince Edward Island cheese from COWS Creamery! (also named Best Banded Cheddar Cheese)

Thank you to our jury members: Yannick Achim, Debra Amrein-Bowes, Caroline Bedard, Manon Duquenne, Pascal Fortin, Philippe Galand, Maryse Lamoureux, David Laurin, Louise Lefebvre, Ludovic Martin, Thierry Martin, Ghislain Paquet, Olivier Tourette.

 

The International Cheese Competition 2022

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DISCOVER THE WINNERS

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20 categories
13 jury members
21 medals

A Word From The Jury President

International Cheese Competition in 4 steps

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Step 1

This competition is open to all cheeses displayed or not at SIAL Canada. 

Entry fee of $55 to $140 CDN per submitted cheese.

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Step 2

Complete the application form before April 8th, 2022 with a copy of its national brand label including its ingredients and nutritional information for each submitted cheese.

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Step 3

Deliver your cheeses at the Palais des Congrès of Montral on the required date.

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Step 4

The winners will be revealed on April 20th and 21st at the SIAL Canada show!

 

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The first of its kind in Montreal!

Building on its success in 2019 in Toronto, this special cheese competition was the first of its kind in Montreal with the addition of a Fresh Cheese Grain of the Day category, to showcase the province of Quebec! 

The jury, chaired by Gurth Pretty and made up of 14 cheese industry professionals, evaluated nearly 150 cheeses from 10 countries in 20 categories.  Following the jury's deliberations, the 20 medals (1 per category), as well as the Grand Champion, were revealed in the Fromage by SIAL space. Congratulations to the Grand Champion: Avonlea Clothbound Cheddar, a Prince Edward Island cheese from COWS Creamery! (also named Best Banded Cheddar Cheese)

Discover the Winners!

2022 Press release

Gurth Pretty

Master of the Cheese

Olivier Tourrette

Master of Cheese, La Cloche à Fromage

Ghislain Paquet

Cheese merchant and owner of the Fromagerie de la Gare de Sherbrooke

Thierry Martin

Technical Director for conversion and cheese optimization and Senior Master Cheesemaker at Agropur

Ludovic Martin

Cheese merchant, Fromagerie Bleu et Persillé

Louise Lefebvre

Cheese Advisor at the Center for Cheese Expertise of Quebec

Maryse Lamoureux

Scientific Director at the Center for Cheese Expertise of Quebec

Martin Kouprie

Chef, Professor at Conestoga College: Professional Cheesemaking

Philippe Galand

Founder and co-owner of Fromager Saucissier Ste-Dorothée.

Manon Duquenne

Senior application specialist, International Flavors and Fragrance

Yannick Achim

Merchant- Cheese maker, Fromagerie Yannick

Julien Chamberland

Professor in food science at Laval University

Caroline Bedard

Cheese processing advisor at the Center for Cheese Expertise of Quebec

Debra Amrein-Boyes

David Laurin

Cheese Advisor at the Center for Cheese Expertise of Quebec

Any questions? Contact us.

Maëlle Rey-Maréchal

Marketing and Special Operations Manager

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