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Emmi Roth Captures More Than a Dozen Awards at the 29th Annual World Cheese Awards

Emmi Roth Captures More Than a Dozen Awards at the 29th Annual World Cheese Awards

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Continuing a year-long winning streak, Emmi Roth USA captured 14 awards at the 29th Annual World Cheese Awards in Spain. These wins bring the Wisconsin-based cheesemaker to more than 30 awards in 2016 alone.

Tim Omer, President and Managing Director, Emmi Roth USA"It is truly an honor to continue to produce cheeses recognized as the best in the world," said Tim Omer, President and Managing Director at Emmi Roth USA. "Great cheese is a testament to our high milk standards, cheesemaking traditions, and the dedication and expertise of our cheesemakers and cellar masters around the globe."

The company’s cheesemakers tallied two gold awards, six silver, and six bronze, and their awarded cheeses ranged from traditional Swiss imports like Emmi Kaltbach Gruyère and Emmi Emmentaler to Wisconsin-made American originals like Roth® Prairie Sunset.

Wisconsin-produced Roth® Buttermilk Blue cheese took home bronze

Wisconsin-produced Roth® brand cheeses took home five awards, including a silver for Roth® Prairie Sunset. Bronze awards were granted for the following varieties:

  • Roth® Buttermilk Blue
  • Roth’s Private Reserve
  • Original Havarti

Likewise, Emmi Roth’s import from Switzerland won big. The company took home gold for the following cheeses:

  • Der Scharfer Maxx
  • Maxx Extra

Five silvers were awarded to Studer Alter Schweizer and several of the companies Kaltbach™ line of cheeses—including the new Kaltbach™ Le Crémeux cheese, which is slated to hit U.S. markets in early-2017. And the company won bronze awards for Emmi Emmentaler and Kaltbach™ Le Gruyere varieties, from the Meikirch and Moudon regions, respectively.

Der Sharfer Maxx, an import cheese from Switzerland, took home gold

A full list of this year’s award winners is available here.

The World Cheese Awards is among the largest and most well-respected cheese events in the world. Hosted by the U.K.’s Guild of Fine Food, the event featured more than 260 judges scoring over 3,000 cheeses from 31 countries.

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