Eight cheeses from CONO Kaasmakers: Beemster Mild, Beemster Medium, Royaal, Royaal Grand Cru, Beemster Aged, Beemster Classic, Beemster X-O- and Beemster Goat cheese have won gold medals at the DLG Awards in Germany, the prestigious cheese selection in the international cheese world. Every year in July, the German Agricultural Association (DLG) medals are awarded to cheeses that score the highest on the quality characteristics: taste, appearance, aroma and consistency. Beemster was -once again- rewarded with 8 golden medals this year, a record for the Dutch brand.
Sjoerd Hiemstra is Cheesemaster at CONO Kaasmakers, “Since 2005 we have been participating in this German cheese inspection, never before have so many of our cheeses been awarded with gold medals. We are extra proud this year because Beemster Aged, X-O- and Royaal Grand Cru have won gold medals for several years in a row. This result is a wonderful reward for our continuous goal to make the best quality cheese. ”
Every year, the DLG Testzentrums Lebensmittel in Frankfurt inspects hundreds of cheeses in different classes. One a year, unannounced, the cheeses are called to be submitted for inspection. Only cheeses that score high on all quality components are eligible for a golden DLG qualification.