Swiss Cheese Awards 2024

Swiss cheese is as much a part of Switzerland as watches, chocolate and tourism. Every two years, the Swiss cheese world comes together for the Swiss Cheese Awards. Over 1000 different Swiss cheeses in more than 30 categories are tasted and appraised by 200 expert judges based on certain defined criteria. Ultimately, a ‘super-jury’ will select the three Swiss champions from all categories.

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Facts & Figures 

Over 1000 Swiss cheeses in 32 categories 

3 official Swiss champions 

Over 300 participating cheesemakers 

200 judges from Switzerland and abroad

Swiss Cheese Awards 2024

Swiss cheese is as much a part of Switzerland as watches, chocolate and tourism. Every two years, the Swiss cheese world comes together for the Swiss Cheese Awards. Over 1000 different Swiss cheeses in more than 30 categories are tasted and appraised by 200 expert judges based on certain defined criteria. Ultimately, a ‘super-jury’ will select the three Swiss champions from all categories.

Get to know the contenders

Here we present 11 cheesemakers who will be trying their luck at the Swiss Cheese Awards 2024. They offer insights into the many different facets of their work and reveal the passion with which they pursue their craft.

Portraits posted periodically online from 1 May 2024

Daniela Weber

“If you put a Gruyère from four different cheese dairies next to each other and taste them, none of them taste the same. And I find that fascinating.”

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Pirmin Koster

“The best thing about my job is that you’re making a product that is very close to nature.”

Morea about Pirmin
Marc-André Girardin

“From one milk you can make 1000 varieties of cheese.”

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Silvio Schöpfer

“We almost fight over who gets to make the cheese on Sundays.”

More about Silvio

Category winner

Appenzeller

Results as of 21 September 2024

Berner Alpkäse und Berner Hobelkäse AOP

Results as of 21 September 2024

Blauschimmelkäse

Results as of 21 September 2024

Bloderkäse und Sauerkäse AOP

Results as of 21 September 2024

Bündner Bergkäse

Results as of 21 September 2024

Emmentaler AOP

Results as of 21 September 2024

Formaggio d’Alpe ticinese DOP

Results as of 21 September 2024

Frischkäse

Results as of 21 September 2024

Glarner Alpkäse AOP

Results as of 21 September 2024

Halbhartkäse mit Laibgrösse mind. 3 kg mit aromatisierenden Zusätzen

Results as of 21 September 2024

Halbhartkäse mit Laibgrösse unter 3 kg mit aromatisierenden Zusätzen

Results as of 21 September 2024

Käseinnovationen

Results as of 21 September 2024

L'Etivaz AOP

Results as of 21 September 2024

Le Gruyère d’alpage AOP

Results as of 21 September 2024

Raclette und Bratkäse (ohne aromatisierende Zusätze)

Results as of 21 September 2024

Raclettekäse mit aromatisierenden Zusätzen

Results as of 21 September 2024

Rohmilch-Tilsiter

Results as of 21 September 2024

Sbrinz AOP

Results as of 21 September 2024

Schafkäse extrahart, hart und halbhart

Results as of 21 September 2024

Schafkäse Weich- und Frischkäse

Results as of 21 September 2024

Tête de Moine AOP

Results as of 21 September 2024

Vacherin Fribourgeois AOP

Results as of 21 September 2024

Vacherin Mont-d’Or AOP

Results as of 21 September 2024

Walliser Raclette AOP

Results as of 21 September 2024

Weichkäse geschmiert

Results as of 21 September 2024

Weichkäse Weissschimmel

Results as of 21 September 2024

Winner Laboratoire du Goût

Results as of 21 September 2024

Ziegenkäse extrahart, hart und halbhart

Results as of 21 September 2024

Ziegenkäse Weich- und Frischkäse

Results as of 21 September 2024

Übrige Halbhartkäse mit Laibgrösse mind. 3 kg (ohne aromatisierende Zusätze)

Results as of 21 September 2024

Übrige Halbhartkäse mit Laibgrösse unter 3 kg (ohne aromatisierende Zusätze)

Results as of 21 September 2024

Übrige Hart- und Extrahartkäse

Results as of 21 September 2024