GREEN BAY, WIS. — BelGioioso Cheese Inc. was among the winners at the World Cheese Awards, an international “cheese only” contest recently held in Oviedo, Spain. 

Organized by the Guild of Fine Food, the event featured more than 4,000 cheese entries representing 45 nations from six continents.

BelGioioso was awarded a Gold award for its Burrata, a soft, delicate, cheese known for its fresh, milky flavor and consistent quality. 

“This international award is a distinguished accolade for our cheesemakers,” said Gaetano Auricchio, executive vice president of BelGioioso. “We already know our customers love our Burrata, and receiving this Gold award reinforces our premium quality.”

Just nine Golds were awarded to US cheesemakers, with BelGioioso receiving the only fresh cheese Gold award for Burrata.

BelGioioso also won Silver awards for its Parmesan and Ricotta con Latte Whole Milk and Bronze awards for its Romano and Crema di Mascarpone.