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Old Amsterdam wins Crystal Superior Taste Award

14 April 2014

The prestigious International Taste & Quality Institute awarded Old Amsterdam a three golden stars Superior Taste Award for the sixth consecutive time. The unique cheese previously won a Crystal Award in this election.  You never get used to winning though, says CEO Henny Westland.

"Even though we win this magnificent prize for the sixth consecutive time, we were once again in jubilation when we received the complimentary jury reports. You never get used to winning!" says Henny Westland, the female CEO of Westland Kaas, the makers of Old Amsterdam. "To us this prize is a confirmation that we are on the right track with Old Amsterdam."

Expert tasting panel

The international quality award is awarded by the prestigious International Taste & Quality Institute. The test panel of ITQI consists of chefs, sommeliers and beverage experts. Each year they review products in over twenty categories. The culinary jury reviewed the cheese in blind product tests, focusing their attention not only on the taste, but also on the smell, the structure and the appearance of the cheeses. The jury considered Old Amsterdam 'exceptional' and awarded the cheese the maximum score of three stars for the sixth consecutive year.

More prizes

Over the years, Old Amsterdam has been awarded many prizes. The cheese already won the gold eight times during the international food contest Deutsche Landwirtschafts Gesellschaft, received awards during the international Nantwich Cheese Show and received the gold twice during the World Cheese Awards. 

Old Amsterdam wins Crystal Superior Taste Award