Los Angeles, CA. December 11th, 2019 - LeCheese the world’s first user-powered cheese encyclopedia and social platform for cheese-lovers, today announced the winners of the first edition of the LeCheese People’s Choice Awards.

The users selected over 180 kinds of cheese from the platforms’ 2580 cheese to compete in the Awards 24 categories, including Best Cheese, which was awarded to Parmigiano Reggiano, followed by Manchego and Humboldt Fog which came on second and third position, respectively.

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The Awards, characterized by reflecting the community’s preferences rather than by exclusively professional judges, aims at making cheese a more participative space for everyone to learn from and enjoy.

“We are all about transparency and openness, so we wanted our awards to reflect that same spirit. Hence, we have decided to create the LeCheese People’s Choice Awards” - said Zeno Rocha, founder of LeCheese. ”So that LeCheese users can be the judges and celebrate the cheeses they have enjoyed the most in 2019.”

The nominees were selected from the top 15 best-rated cheese in 2019, and the categories were based both on popularity (country of origin) and on traditional cheese families (milk type and consistency).

The complete list of categories, nominees and the winners can be accessed on: lecheese.app/awards

About LeCheese

Founded in January 2019, LeCheese is the brainchild of Zeno Rocha, a young Brazilian entrepreneur and long-time cheese aficionado. This mobile app aims at becoming the most comprehensive cheese encyclopedia ever made, where to learn about cheese varieties, flavor characteristics, history and origins. As a platform, LeCheese has its users at its core, not only because the knowledge shared is crowd-sourced by its members, but because it offers a social feature, where each user can rate, evaluate and share cheese, and even curate wishlists.

LeCheese is available for free on the App Store and Google Play Store. You can also follow news about cheese and tips on its Instagram and Facebook profiles.

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