PARAMUS, NJ – Gouda cheese producer FrieslandCampina was awarded 22 medals at the World Championship Cheese Contest in Madison, Wis. The company won seven gold, nine silver and six bronze medals.

In the final round of the championship the cheesemaker’s North Holland Gouda cheese came in third and was declared the second runner-up.

“We are honored and thrilled to have won so many medals and top honors in the World Champion Cheese Contest,” said Gert Jan Poort, president of FrieslandCampina Consumer Dairy North America. “The competition is judged by a highly esteemed panel of judges from around the world and we are very proud to have received such outstanding awards.”