It is the first time the competition will be held in Kyiv, and it is the hope that it will attract tourists and attention to Ukraine.
The world’s best cheese will be selected in Kyiv next year. The city has been chosen to host the World Cheese Awards 2022, which is kind of the world championship in cheese-making. That was confirmed recently by the Ardis Group, which is in charge of hosting the yearly event.
4.079 participants and 45 kinds of cheese participated in the event in 2021, where a soft goat’s cheese from Spain won. The event always attracts worldwide attention. The hope is that the event will put Ukraine on the map for its cheesemaking.
“Four years of the inspiring journey of the ProCheese and Ardis Group towards this goal has been worth today’s historic moment! For the first time in more than 30 years of existence of the WCA competition, we will host cheesemakers and cheese connoisseurs from different parts of the world at the competition, where they will choose the next cheese champion,” wrote the Ukrainian company ProCheese on Facebook. They will take part in hosting the event next year.
Ukraine was represented in the 2021 competition with cheese from the company Доообра. Ukraine also had the expert Oksana Chernova as a representative on the jury.