At the 20th World Cheese Awards held in San Sebastián in Spain last week a Croatian cheese producer from Pag won the gold medal for The Best Hard Sheep-Milk Cheese.
From the 16th to the 18th of November at the Euskadi-Basque Country International Cheese festival 2016, the World Cheese Awards organization awarded the best cheese of the world at this most important championship and gastronomic event of this type.
In the competition of over 3,000 cheeses from 31 countries from all over the world the cheese producer Paska sirana from the island of Pag known for its world famous Paski sir (Pag cheese) was awarded the Super Gold Medal for The Best Hard Sheep-Milk Cheese in Central and Eastern Europe. Only 66 Super Gold Medals were awarded in all categories thus it put Paski sir among the best 66 cheeses in the world.
‘’This is the best present for our 70th anniversary. Once again our Paski sir proved that is worthy to be in the best of the best group, whilst the Pag cheese makers reaffirmed their top quality and skills in the cheese production. The island of Pag is truly the Croatian cheese Mecca’’, said the cheese makers from Pag.
The competition was very strong and many renowned cheese experts from Australia, France, Mexico, Spain, the US and the UK judged at this cheese festival of the year.