A gruyère from Switzerland has been chosen as the world’s best cheese in a global competition.
The World Champion Cheese Contest takes place every two years in Wisconsin, bringing together entries from 26 nations.
This year, Michael Spycher from Bern, Switzerland was awarded the top prize for his gruyère, beating a record-breaking 3,667 entries.
Spycher also took home the award in 2008.
The runner-up cheese was also Swiss: a hard cheese made from cow’s milk by Hardegger Kase AG.
In third place was a type of gouda cheese hailing from the Netherlands.
The competition is the largest of its kind in the world and sees 55 judges inspect the products, making assessments on scent, taste and texture.