Quesos El Pastor triumphs at the World Cheese Awards with seven medals

World Cheese Awards 2018

Two gold, three silver and two bronze medals guarantee the quality of the products marketed by Quesos El Pastor.

The World Cheese Awards, the international benchmark event for the cheese sector, once again rewards the wide product portfolio of Quesos El Pastor. A varied assortment that, with these distinctions, receives new support for the trajectory of this family cheese factory based in Santa Cristina de la Polvorosa (Zamora).

In the 2018-19 edition, there are seven references marketed by Quesos El Pastor that have obtained an award, two more than in the last edition. The two gold medals for the Semi-Cured Goat Cheese in Red Wine El Pastor and Cured Sheep Cheese El Pastor, one of the star products of the Zamora brand, within the category 'Pure hard cheese made from sheep's milk'. This cheese, covered by the quality labels Tierra de Sabor y Queso Castellano, has obtained multiple international recognitions, to which this new award is added.

In the 'Pure goat milk semi-hard cheese' category, the Goat Delights El Pastor has been awarded the silver medal. An award that recognizes the strategy of Quesos El Pastor for diversifying its products and the permanent commitment to innovation. This determined commitment, endorsed by the success in the cheese logs market, also has its reward in the form of a silver medal for the log of Goat Cheese El Pastor with Aromatic Plants.

The World Cheese Awards of this edition also recognize the most traditional cheeses of El Pastor, with a silver medal for the Cured Sheep Cheese DO Zamorano El Pastor, a bronze medal for him Aged Sheep Cheese DO Manchego El Duque de la Polvorosa and another, also in bronze, for the Aged Sheep Cheese El Pastor.

World Cheese Awards
The family company The Guild of Fine Food is in charge of organizing, year after year, this worldwide macro cheese tasting. A total of 3.500 cheeses from 29 different countries have participated in this edition, valued by a tasting committee of 250 professionals of different nationalities through the blind tasting system in the first round and by a super jury made up of 16 members in the final round.

Other international awards and recognitions
- Food of Spain Award 2015 for Food Internationalization
- Cincho Cheese Awards: Cincho de Oro 2016 (Old Sheep Cheese El Pastor)
- Global Cheese Awards: 4 medals in 2017 (2 golds)
- Word Cheese Awards: 5 medals in 2017



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