World Cheese Awards return to Spain in 2020

By Jim Cornall contact

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The World Cheese Awards took place in Bergamo, Italy, in 2019.
The World Cheese Awards took place in Bergamo, Italy, in 2019.

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After a successful event in Spain in 2016, the World Cheese Awards is returning to the country in 2020.

The 33rd​ World Cheese Awards 2020, which are organized by the Guild of Fine Food, will take place in Oviedo, Spain, from November 5 to 7, 2020, as part of the Asturias Paraíso Natural Internacional Cheese Festival, which runs from November 4 to 7 and includes a variety of events to showcase regional cheeses.

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Oviedo. Pic: Getty Images/LucVi

The awards were held in San Sebastián, Spain, in 2016, alongside the inaugural International Cheese Festival. In 2017, the awards returned to London before hitting the road once more in 2018 to visit Bergen, Norway.

The 2019 event, held in Bergamo, Italy, ran at the same time as the city’s FORME cheese festival. A cheese from Oregon, US, won the top prize at the show​.

John Farrand, managing director of the Guild of Fine Food, said, “It gives me great pleasure to announce Oviedo as the host city for WCA 2020, following an extremely impressive bid from the Principality of Asturias, the City Council of Oviedo and the Cheese Institute.

“We received interest from potential host cities across the world, but the opportunity to bring WCA to Asturias was too good to miss, not least due to the region’s whole-hearted commitment to its food culture.”

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