The Gourmet Award was established in 2003 in order to raise the profile of the quality and innovation of Danish dairy products.
The purpose of the Gourmet Award primarily is to further the interest of food sector trends setters in dairy products and to render visible the quality and innovation taking place within dairy production.
Whereas International Dairy Contest is exclusively based on a dairy technical assessment of the products the Gourmet Award has its focus on a consumer oriented assessment of taste, odour and exterior.
The judging panel will include food professionals, e.g. food journalists and chefs.
In 2021, gourmet dairy products will be assessed on 24th and 25th September in connection with Cheese Copenhagen. Assessments will be live-streamed, and all finalists will be on show at Cheese Copenhagen.
All gourmet products will be exhibited in MCH Messecenter Herning during International Food Contest.