Brazilian cheeses win 5 super gold medals in world competition

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At 5ª edição do Mondial du Cheese and Dairy Products of Tours, premiação mundial de cheeses, had Brazil as one of the leading countries in the medals table. Second only to France, Brazilian cheeses won 57 medals, with 5 super golds, the highest prize.

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The event featured 900 cheeses from 46 countries and a total of 331 medals were distributed. According to the institution SerTãoBras, 183 cheeses from Minas Gerais, São Paulo, Pará, Goiás, Mato Grosso do Sul and Paraná.

The state of Minas Gerais, traditionally known for its dairy products, won 40 of the 57 Brazilian medals. In total, the country won 11 gold medals, 24 silver and 17 bronze.

In addition to the traditional medals, super golds are chosen. The Brazilian cheeses awarded were: artisanal Minas cheese, by Ivacy Pires do Santos at Serra do Alexandre Farm, Ivair Reserva canasta cheese, produced by Ivair José de Oliveira, Santo Casamenteiro cheese, from Laticínios Cruzília, Serjão canastra cheese, by producer Sérgio de Paula Alves and Mandala cheese 12 Months Pardinho Artesanal.

São Paulo, in turn, brought 15 medals to the state, with a marked female presence in the sector, of the six producers, five are women.

Organized by the Guilde Internationale des Fromagers, the event also promotes product tasting, lectures, competitions such as the best cheese apprentice and best cheesemaker in the world, and meetings between professionals in the market.

Since 2019, Brazil has had the edition of the World Cheese, in partnership with the Guilde Internationale des Fromagers. The second edition, in September 2022, will be in Inhotim, Minas Gerais.