Wikipedia:WikiProject Food and drink/Cheeses task force/Assessment

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Welcome to the assessment department of the Cheeses WikiProject! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's Cheeses related articles. While much of the work is done in conjunction with the WP:1.0 program, the article ratings are also used within the project itself to aid in recognizing excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work.

The ratings are done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{WikiProject Food and drink}} project banner with the |cheese=yes switch added; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Cheeses articles by quality and Category:Cheeses articles by importance, which serves as the foundation for an automatically generated worklist.

Frequently asked questions[edit]

How can I get my article rated?
Please list it in the section for assessment requests below.
Who can assess articles?
Any member of the Cheeses WikiProject is free to add or change the rating of an article.
Why didn't the reviewer leave any comments?
Unfortunately, due to the volume of articles that need to be assessed, we are unable to leave detailed comments in most cases. If you have particular questions, you might ask the person who assessed the article; they will usually be happy to provide you with their reasoning.
What if I don't agree with a rating?
You can list it in the section for assessment requests below, and someone will take a look at it. Alternately, you can ask any member of the project to rate the article again.
Aren't the ratings subjective?
Yes, they are, but it's the best system we've been able to devise; if you have a better idea, please don't hesitate to let us know!

If you have any other questions not listed here, please feel free to ask them on the discussion page for this department.


Quality assessments[edit]

An article's quality assessment is generated from the class parameter in the {{WPFOOD}} project banner on its talk page:


The following values may be used for the class parameter to describe the quality of the article (see Wikipedia:Content assessment for assessment criteria):

FA (for featured articles only; adds articles to Category:FA-Class Cheeses articles)  FA
A (adds articles to Category:A-Class Cheeses articles)  A
GA (for good articles only; adds articles to Category:GA-Class Cheeses articles)  GA
B (adds articles to Category:B-Class Cheeses articles) B
C (adds articles to Category:C-Class Cheeses articles) C
Start (adds articles to Category:Start-Class Cheeses articles) Start
Stub (adds articles to Category:Stub-Class Cheeses articles) Stub
FL (for featured lists only; adds articles to Category:FL-Class Cheeses articles)  FL
List (adds articles to Category:List-Class Cheeses articles) List

For non-standard grades and non-mainspace content, the following values may be used for the class parameter:

Category (for categories; adds pages to Category:Category-Class Cheeses articles) Category
Disambig (for disambiguation pages; adds pages to Category:Disambig-Class Cheeses articles) Disambig
Draft (for drafts; adds pages to Category:Draft-Class Cheeses articles) Draft
File (for files and timed text; adds pages to Category:File-Class Cheeses articles) File
Portal (for portal pages; adds pages to Category:Portal-Class Cheeses articles) Portal
Project (for project pages; adds pages to Category:Project-Class Cheeses articles) Project
Redirect (for redirect pages; adds pages to Category:Redirect-Class Cheeses articles) Redirect
Template (for templates and modules; adds pages to Category:Template-Class Cheeses articles) Template
NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to Category:NA-Class Cheeses articles) NA
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unassessed Cheeses articles) ???

After assessing an article's quality, any comments on the assessment can be added to the article's talk page.

Quality scale[edit]

Importance assessment[edit]

An article's importance assessment is generated from the importance parameter in the {{WPFOOD}} project banner on its talk page:


The following values may be used for the importance parameter to describe the relative importance of the article within the project (see Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Priority of topic for assessment criteria):

Top (adds articles to Category:Top-importance Cheeses articles)  Top 
High (adds articles to Category:High-importance Cheeses articles)  High 
Mid (adds articles to Category:Mid-importance Cheeses articles)  Mid 
Low (adds articles to Category:Low-importance Cheeses articles)  Low 
NA (adds articles to Category:NA-importance Cheeses articles)  NA 
??? (articles for which a valid importance rating has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unknown-importance Cheeses articles)  ??? 

Importance scale[edit]

The criteria used for rating article importance are not meant to be an absolute or canonical view of how significant the topic is. Rather, they attempt to gauge the probability of the average reader of Wikipedia needing to look up the topic (and thus the immediate need to have a suitably well-written article on it). Thus, subjects with greater popular notability may be rated higher than topics which are arguably more "important" but which are of interest primarily to students of Comics.

Note that general notability need not be from the perspective of editor demographics; generally notable topics should be rated similarly regardless of the country or region in which they hold said notability. Thus, topics which may seem obscure to a Western audience—but which are of high notability in other places—should still be highly rated.

Requesting an assessment[edit]

If you have made significant changes to an article and would like an outside opinion on a new rating for it, please feel free to list it below.

Hi, recently I have improved the Food reality television article and would like for it to be reassessed. Citation errors have been fixed and I have added more international examples to reflect a global perspective. Thank you in advance (LeoTex)

Hi, recently I have revamped the Colby-Jack article and would like for it to be reassessed. From a short paragraph, I have added a lot more information on the cheese. Thank you in advanceKayy1199 (talk) 07:39, 16 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Personally, I believe that Romano Cheese is of high importance for many reasons. It provides as a substitute for other cheeses, yet, in its own, is another cheese. It is, in fact, a very useful cheese and to be rated as 'low'. The cheese, Romano Cheese was actually named after Rome which,has been manufacturing it since the birth of Christ. Now, I could also argue that the different types of Romano cheese are not well enough credited, but I figured that the roots are more important than the stick. In Italy, one type of Romano cheese is favored particularly. It is called Pecorino Romano cheese. This type of cheese has to meet specific guidelines to be labeled Pecorino cheese. It must be made of sheep's milk (a specific kind), be perfectly rounded, weighted, and be made in between the months of October and July. The cheese is also protected by the government. For mistakes like you have made to rate these highly favored cheeses 'low' on the importance scale is a disgrace, pure blasphemy.-Take THAT into consideration.

I left some of the flavor of this comment at the end. Relax, its obviously an important cheese. these assessments are for administrative purposes, and are not meant to be part of the article itself. in the pantheon of cheese articles, romano is high importance.Mercurywoodrose (talk) 06:13, 14 April 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Assessment log[edit]

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The logs in this section are generated automatically (on a daily basis); please don't add entries to them by hand.

Assessment log

June 6, 2023[edit]



June 3, 2023[edit]