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This is officially the best cheese in the UK

A Devon blue has been named the eighth finest in the entire world

Written by
Faima Bakar

Who doesn’t love cheese? All our lactose-intolerant friends, no doubt, but even they can’t deny the allure of tangy, creamy and stringy cheese. And now we know which one is the best, thanks to the World Cheese Awards (yes, that’s a thing). 

An expert panel tried more than 4,000 types of cheese from 42 countries at the awards held in Newport, Wales, and found one of them to be king. Sadly, it wasn’t the UK’s time to shine, as Switzerland took top place with their offering of gruyère.

But fret not, the UK did feature on the top ten, with two different cheeses making the cut. First, in eighth place on the list was Devon Blue by Ticklemore Cheese.

In tenth, meanwhile, was Spenwood by Village Maid Cheese. British cheese might have lost out to the Swiss (and Italians and French), but two top-ranking fromages isn’t bad at all, is it?

Here are the top ten cheeses across the globe, according to the World Cheese Awards:

  1. Le Gruyère AOP surchoix by Vorderfultigen (Switzerland)
  2. Gorgonzola Dolce DOP by De’ Magi (Italy)
  3. Âlde Fryske by De Fryske (Netherlands)
  4. Grosse Tomme de Bufflonne by Prolactine (France)
  5. Tomme de chèvre by Prolactine (France)
  6. Pata de Mulo Curado by Quesería Artesanal Los Payuelos (Spain)
  7. Greensward by Murray’s Cheese (USA)
  8. Devon Blue by Ticklemore Cheese (UK)
  9. Grosse Tomme de chèvre by Prolactine (France)
  10. Spenwood by Village Maid Cheese (UK)

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