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Congratulations to our Award-winning Appenzeller® cheesemakers!

2022 World Championship Cheese Contest:

Outstanding second place for Appenzeller® Silver Label made by Hans Näf

 The 2022 World Championship Cheese Contest was held in Wisconsin, USA, from the 1st to the 3rd of March. 53 judges tasted and inspected more than 3’000 cheeses in 141 classes and the Appenzeller® Silver Label cheese made by Appenzeller® cheesemaker Hans Näf of Käserei Niederbüren AG earned an excellent second place with 98.331 points.

Hans is extremely happy with this result which reflects his professionalism, expertise, and experience. He feels very honoured to be the first runner-up in such a prestigious contest. 

There are some more award-winning Appenzeller® cheesemakers whose Appenzeller® cheese also managed to win over the expert jury: 

winning cheesemakers

The top three in Class 53 (Appenzeller®) were the following cheesemakers with Appenzeller® Silver Label cheese: 

  • 1st place: Hans Näf, cheese dairy Niederbüren AG, 99.75 points 
  • 2nd place: Sämi Mani, cheese dairy Wald-Schönengrund, 99.7 points 
  • 3rd place: Marcel Gabriel, cheese dairy Gabriel, 99.675 points 

The top three in Class 23 (Appenzeller ®, Aged) were the following two cheesemakers with Appenzeller ® Black Label cheese:  

  • 1st place: Marcel Gabriel, cheese dairy Gabriel, 99.15 points 
  • 2nd place: Godi Thönen, cheese dairy Wängi, 98.925 points  
  • 3rd place: Christian Tschumper, cheese dairy Ifang, 98.9 points 

In Class 56 [Washed Rind/Smear Ripened Semi-soft (Semi-hard) Cheeses, Young (less than 4 months)] the Appenzeller® cheesemaker Lucas Meier from the cheese dairy Kirchberg won the 3rd place with his Appenzeller® White Label cheese!

We warmly congratulate the winners and are proud to have such talented and professional cheesemakers among our ranks. They can rightfully claim to be among the best in the world! 

To view the other participants, click on the following link: Results – World Championship Cheese Contest


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