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Dutch are big cheese in contest

Jersey cheese competition
Three local cheesemakers were among the competitors

A Dutch cheese has won the title of the World's Best Jersey Cheese in the first competition for cheese made solely from Jersey milk.

Seven of the 17 categories were won by local cheesemakers with more than 100 cheeses from 10 countries entered.

The cheese Oulde Remeker by Dutch cheese maker Jan Dirk Van Der Voort won the biggest accolade of the day.

Judges say they were impressed with its full melt-in-the-mouth flavour, rich colour and superb texture.

Three local cheesemakers entered the competition and each won at least one category.

Classic Herd won four categories, all with gold awards.

Independent cheesemaker Julie Vetier took two category wins and Jersey Dairy won its category with its cheese Le Fronmage Mature.


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