By Vandersterre Groep

Landana 1000 days world cheese awardsLandana, a specialty cheese brand of Vandersterre Groep (The Netherlands), won a golden award at the World Cheese Awards in Birmingham, England.

2,777 cheeses participated at the world-famous cheese show, which is organized by United Kingdom’s Guild of Fine Food. In the category “Gouda made before 1/12/2012,” Landana 1000 DAYS convinced a jury of 250 cheese experts with a full, intense but very refined taste, which reflects the Dutch time-tested cheese makers’ tradition.

This special cheese naturally ripens for at least 1000 days under perfect ripening conditions, which guarantee the best quality. The fine mineral and protein crystals are visible signs of its masterful maturation.

Landana 1000 DAYS is part of the Landana “Premium Quality Cheese” range. Landana is a Dutch cheese of distinction, loved for its unique, creamy flavor, incredible quality and wide range of flavorful varieties. Landana cheeses are prepared using traditional cheese making techniques that have been handed down from generation to generation; methodology has changed very little over time.
Vandersterre Groep won a bronze award with Landana Goat cheese aged in the category “Hard goats’ milk.”a This goat cheese has a piquant character and pure taste. The extra-long ripened Prima Donna forte also won bronze in the category “Any very hard cheese” with its strong and sweet, nutty taste.

All these award winners are gluten free. Retailers interested in purchasing Landana or Prima Donna cheeses can contact a Vandersterre Groep sales representative by e-mail at or by phone at 1.303.906.4200.

SOURCE: Vandersterre Groep