Stärnächäs cheese has won the Supreme Champion Continental International Cheese Award at the International Cheese Awards 2016 in Nantwich.
The cheese, from Swiss affineur Walo von Mühlenen and cheesemaker Marcel Gabriel, also picked up the Interprofession du Gruyère Award for Best Swiss Cheese.
Stärnächäs is produced at the bottom of the Säntis mountain near Appenzell, and is aged for eight months giving it a sweet flavour profile between Gruyère and an Appenzeller.
Affineur Walo von Mühlenen has previously won awards at the World Cheese Awards 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
The International Cheese Awards are held annually in Nantwich. It is one of the largest cheese competitions in the world together with the World Cheese Awards and the World Cheese championships in Wisconsin, USA.