Posted by: Bothwell Cheese Team

Company Lands Silver Medal in Global Competition

New Bothwell, MB – April 30, 2018 – An entry into a global competition that started as a test run to see how Bothwell Cheese products would fare against top-level international competitors resulted in a silver medal for the company’s Habanero cheese.

The World Championship Cheese Competition, which took place in Madison, Wisconsin from March 6-8, 2018, pitted some of the best cheesemakers from around the world against each other. A total of 26 nations were represented with awards handed out in 121 categories.

“To compete with the best cheese producers in the world and be recognized is such an incredible honour and a true testament to our team’s dedication to producing quality cheese,” says Nathan Dueck, Production Manager, Bothwell Cheese.

The company also stood up well in the highly competitive Cheddar categories where they beat out hundreds of entries, placing 5th with their Medium White Cheddar and 7th with their Medium Orange, Mild White and Sharp White Cheddars.

“We really feel that it’s our all-natural ingredients, including 100 per cent Canadian milk, that help set us apart from the competition,” added Dueck. “We’ve always believed that we have some of the best cheese in the world and these contest results help demonstrate that.”

Winners were recognized at an awards banquet at the International Cheese Technology Expo in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on April 19, 2018.

For more information, contact: Gillian Potvin, 204-782-2646 or

About World Championship of Cheese Contest: 

Contest, initiated in 1957, is the largest technical cheese, butter, and yogurt competition in the world. A team of 56 internationally-renowned judges technically evaluated all entries over the three-day competition held in Madison, Wisconsin. For more information on the contest, as well as complete results for all entry classes and contest photos, visit