This year, judges went through over 225 cheese entries, and narrowed down 58 finalists and 19 winners. Finalists came from Ontario, Quebec and Alberta.
The contest, which has been running since 1998, showcases the best cheeses made from Canadian cow's milk. Too bad for those sheep and goat's milk lovers.
As if you're not impressed yet, the winning ricotta also made Canadian cheese history. Originally made in Vaughan, Ont., this cheese was the first fresh cheese to win the award, along with being the first cheese in Ontario to hold the best in show.
"The jury found this ricotta refined, delicate and well-balanced," said Phil Belanger, chair of the jury, in a statement. "It demonstrates that a fresh cheese can be as sophisticated as an aged one," he added, highlighting its creamy texture and milky aroma.
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