The World Cheese Awards 2016 will be held in San Sebastián in the Basque Country, this year’s European City of Culture, between 16 and 18 November. The competition is part of a wider International Cheese Festival which is recognized as the most important in the world for cheese producers. This year, Canarian cheese will be heavily represented, say deputy director of the primary sector Abel Morales, festival director Luisa Villegas, and José Díaz-Flores, director of the Canarian Food and Agricuture Institute.
The Canaries’ representation is being organized by the Canarian Government, which will itself have a stand at the Festival, promoting the cheeses from these islands to an international audience. There will also be a range of top chefs there to show how our cheeses form part of a top quality culinary experience. The following video will give a flavour of the festival, and I’m sure I won’t be alone in hoping that Canarian cheeses do at least as well as in 2015 when they won 15 awards!