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the tastiest hole


Swiss Cheese

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Every child knows that Switzerland is famous for three products – cheese, chocolate and watches. When it comes to cheese, Swiss producers have built up a tradition of success at the most important competitions around the world. At the world’s biggest cheese competition, the World Championship Cheese Contest in the USA, Swiss cheese again won top places in 2010 as they did in 2008. Of 2,300 products that were judged in 80 categories, "Le Gruyère AOC" by Cédric Vuille, from La Brévine, in the canton of Neuchâtel, won a gold medal, and "Andeerer Traum" by Martin Bienerth, from Andeer in the canton of Graubünden won a silver medal. Swiss cheeses also won critical acclaim at the World Cheese Awards in London: in 2007, the Swiss cheese-maker, Walo von Mühlenen, won eight prizes for his range of cheeses and 15 awards in Gran Canaria in 2009.







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