Igea Once Again Among the Judges at the 128th Edition of the International Cheese & Dairy Awards

Stafford, UK - June 27, 2024

The prestigious Bingley Hall at the Staffordshire Show Ground is once again set to host the International Cheese & Dairy Award, the world’s oldest event dedicated to the dairy production sector, celebrating its 128th edition this year.

On this occasion, Igea and its UK partner JKM Foods have been invited once again to attend as judges. Enrico Biraschi, Commercial Director of Igea, and Kenneth Macfarlane, owner of JKM Foods, will represent their respective companies. This invitation highlights the recognition of the expertise of both Igea and JKM Foods not only in the United Kingdom but also on an international level.

Thanks to its long history, the event is considered one of the most important for cheese and dairy producers worldwide. In addition to awarding the top categories in the sector with its coveted awards, the trade fair brings together over 5,000 companies from around the globe, making it a fundamental reference point for the entire industry.

The innovations in Igea's products, such as starter cultures, probiotics, and bio-protection solutions, are the result of expertise and collaborations in R&D with Scienzanova and in production with Mediterranea Biotecnologie. These synergies, aimed at innovation in the food biotechnology sector, materialize in an exclusive and shared method designed to effectively meet the current innovation needs of the dairy and food markets worldwide.

This year, the Awards will not only honor the "cheese and dairy" product categories but will also extend to classify other food product categories traditionally paired with cheese. This expansion demonstrates the event’s ability to value a broader range of food products.

The new format of the Expo includes, in addition to the traditional and prestigious International Cheese & Dairy Award, the Dairy Industries Expo. This upgrade represents a unique and comprehensive opportunity for the entire dairy industry. Producers, suppliers, machinery experts, packaging, quality control, and logistics professionals will gather under one roof, creating an innovative platform for the exchange of expertise and diverse networking opportunities.

Conceived in this way, the event will not only be a showcase of excellence and an opportunity for comparison but also a unique moment for in-depth study thanks to various workshops and seminars led by internationally renowned speakers. These training events will offer participants the chance to update themselves on the latest trends, technologies, and best practices in the sector.

Once again, the International Cheese & Dairy Award promises to deliver a comprehensive experience to all attendees, confirming itself as an unmissable event for anyone operating in the dairy and food products world.