News | August 22, 2018

Fonterra's NZMP Branded Cheese Wins Eight Medals At International Cheese Awards 2018

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

NZMP, the global dairy ingredients brand of Fonterra has just been recognised among the best in cheesemaking by independent judges at the International Cheese Awards. An outstanding eight medals were awarded to NZMP’s New Zealand- and Australian-made cheeses.

More than 300 European judges tested more than 5,100 cheese and dairy entries from around the world. Based in Nantwich, UK, the awards have been running for more than 120 years.

Of the medal tally, Fonterra Dairy Foods Category Director Casey Thomas said NZMP natural cheese stands out on the global stage.

“We are honoured to have received eight medals for products that we have a long-standing heritage of selling to some of the biggest food companies in the world. It’s a great way to independently confirm that we produce some of the best-tasting, consistent world-class cheeses available to food manufacturers in Asia and around the world.

“NZMP excels at innovation and technical expertise across the business. Like other recent award wins, these are thanks to years of cheese making tradition, a library of specialty cultures, combined with green grass, fresh milk and plenty of sunshine,” says Casey.

NZMP has an extensive range of top quality cheese ingredients exported to more than 130 countries, which are used in a variety of products and applications including meals, bakery, sauces and snacks.

Gold medals

  • Best Non-UK Cheese aged greater than 18 months, NZMP Epicure, made in Lichfield, NZ
  • Best Australian Cheese, NZMP Mild Cheddar, made in Wynyard, Tasmania

Silver medals

  • Best New Zealand Cheese, NZMP Taupo, made in Lichfield, NZ
  • Best Australian Cheese, NZMP Mild Cheddar, made in Stanhope, Victoria

Bronze medals

  • Best New Zealand Cheese, NZMP Noble, made in Lichfield, NZ
  • Best Australian Cheese, NZMP Gouda, made in Wynyard, Tasmania
  • Best Australian Cheese, NZMP Mature Cheddar, made in Wynyard, Tasmania
  • Best Australian Cheese, NZMP Extra Mature Cheddar, made in Wynyard, Tasmania


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