“The Best Cheese of Russia” contest was held on August 6, 2022. 962 samples of cheese were presented by 172 cheese producers from all regions of Russia.
“This year the quality of the cheeses and the contest itself have reached a whole new level. Being a member of numerous international contests, I am safe to say that Russian cheese would make a good competition to world giants from France, Italy, Spain and the UK”, Alexander Krupetskov, chairman of the jury of cheese sommeliers, was quoted as saying.
The jury consisted of 100 cheese experts, cheese sommeliers, dairy industry experts, chefs, cheese technologists, teachers from cheese schools, and gastronomy professionals.
The cheese was rated in accordance with such criteria as taste, flavor, texture, and appearance. The cheese testing was blind.