Best Cheese Corporation's New Cheese, Melkbus237 Original Wins Top 16 Super Gold

Purchase, NY – Importer Best Cheese Corporation closes out the 2012 cheese competition year with a Top 16 Super Gold award at the 2012 World Cheese Awards for its newest Dutch cheese, Melkbus237 Original. Out of 700+ award winning cheeses, only 55 received Super Gold status and within that, only 16 received Top 16 Super Gold recognition. This is the first world accolade for Melkbus237, which is made in small quantities on family farms outside the village of Gouda, NL – the birthplace of Gouda cheese.

In addition to its Super Gold win, Best Cheese Corporation also won gold, silver and bronze for other notable Dutch cheeses in their collection:

  • Uniekaas Reserve (Gold) – Aging for 18 months in natural temperature and humidityconditions allows Uniekaas Reserve to develop a smooth and spicy flavor not commonly found in traditional Dutch Goudas.
  • Parrano (Silver) – “The Cheese from Holland that thinks is Italian”, Aged for 5 months,Parrano is the perfect balance of a smooth and creamy Gouda with the nutty flavor andbuttery aroma of a Parmigiano Reggiano.
  • Vintage Grand Ewe (Bronze) – Made in traditional Gouda style, Vintage Grand Ewe is a 100% sheep’s milk cheese that is aged for one year to bring out flavors of butterscotch and hazelnuts.

About the World Cheese Awards

The World Cheese Awards is the world’s largest international cheese competition. Run by the Guild of Fine Food, it took place 28th November 2012. Over 255 international judges tasted over 2,700 cheeses from 30 countries to determine the World Cheese Awards winners. To learn more about the awards visit:

About the Melkbus Line

'Melkbus' translates to 'Milk Can', which was the container used in earlier times to transport the Dutchfarms’ fresh milk to the creamery for cheese making. Each farm was assigned a number that was stamped on the can and served as its identity. Today, Uniekaas celebrates this process by reviving the stamped milk can tradition and honoring the farms and their numbers in the name of the cheeses. The line includes Melkbus237 Original (Boerenkaas), Melkbus149 Truffle (Boerenkaas with Truffle) and Melkbus58 Swiss (Baby Swiss). To learn more about the Melkbus line visit:

About Best Cheese Corporation

Best Cheese Corp. is the exclusive importer of the Uniekaas line of Dutch cheese products, Epiros lineof authentic Greek cheese, and the owners and operators of Coach Farm, a farmstead goat dairy farm in New York Hudson’s Valley. Best Cheese Corporation’s brands are available nationally in supermarkets and specialty markets such as Whole Foods, Kroger, Trader Joe’s and Zabar’s.

Source: Best Cheese Corporation