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Essentially Catering Magazine - December 2018



        Industry News




        World Champion Cheese announced





        Fanaost, an aged gouda made
        by Norwegian cheesemaker,
        Ostegården, has been named
        World Champion Cheese at the 31st
        edition of the World Cheese Awards
        in Bergen, Norway. Produced from
        a herd of just 12 cows on a farm less
        than 20km from Bergen, Fanaost
        rose to the top among a record
        breaking 3,472 entries judged in a
        single day at the city’s iconic Grieg
        Hall recently.
          This truly artisan cheese stood
        out at every stage of the blind
        tasting process as the competition
        visited Norway for the first time to
        form part of the new food festival,
        Matnasjonen Norge. Beating finalists
        from countries including Italy, France,
        Israel and South Africa in the final 16,
        cheesemaker Jørn Hafslund was in
        attendance to claim his trophy and
        receive a rapturous reception from
        the home crowd.
          Jørn Hafslund from Ostegården
        commented: “Our herd of 12 cows
        produces nice milk to make this
        Dutch-inspired Fanaost cheese,
        which we have been making for 12
        years. Cheese makers here look out
        for each other and work together, so
        this is for Norway!”
        Carlsberg champions craft beer




        Carlsberg UK has launched the latest edition of its Crafted portfolio, marking five years of supporting its customers
        and enabling them to make the most of the burgeoning craft category.
          Since Crafted’s launch, craft beer has gone from being an emerging category to a must-have, and the trend shows no
        signs of slowing down with craft beer sales up 15% and distribution up 20% this year versus 2017.
          Compiled by experts at Carlsberg UK in conjunction with renowned beer writer Pete Brown, this
        year’s Crafted handbook features 64 beers and ciders including draught, world, craft and speciality
        variants. New for this year are additional variants from Toast, the brewery behind the UK’s first
        ‘bread to beer’ ale and winners of last year’s ‘Your Beer Here?’ competition, which offered a new
        brewery the chance to secure a listing.
          The handbook offers step-by-step guidance on how to get started when choosing a craft beer
        range as well as providing advice on glassware and helping customers to tap into the trend for
        dining ‘experiences’ by offering useful tips on pairing beer with food.
          For a copy of Crafted, email crafted@carlsberg.co.uk



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