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 LaClare Family Creamery Cave-Aged Chandoka Wins Bronze at 2018 sofi™ Awards

LaClare Family Creamery Cave-Aged Chandoka Wins Bronze at 2018 sofi™ Awards


NEW YORK, NY
Monday, April 16th, 2018

LaClare Family Creamery’s Cave-Aged Chandoka is a cheese to be reckoned with. And this month, the creamery continued to earn accolades for the surface-ripened, mixed-milk cheese by earning a bronze award at the 2018 Specialty Food Association (SFA) sofi™ Awards.

Katie Fuhrmann, Sales and Marketing Manager and Head Cheesemaker, LaClare Family Creamery“Our goal—with every batch, every day—is to create the best cheese in the world,” said Katie Fuhrmann, LaClare Cheesemaker and the Creator of Cave-Aged Chandoka. “We are meticulous about quality and craftsmanship. There are no shortcuts in creating a cheese of this quality.“

According to LaClare Family Creamery’s press release, the company’s Cave-Aged Chandoka is a cow- and goat-milk blend that creates a unique flavor profile. Chandoka wheels offer an earthy aroma with vegetable undertones, while the rich, dense, fudgy interior suggests complex buttery, citrus, and grass notes.

The cheese’s sofi Award victory comes just a month after the Cave-Aged Chandoka was ranked among the 20 best cheeses in the world and first in its class at the World Cheese Championships in Madison, Wisconsin, this March.

LaClare Family Creamery's Cave-Aged Chandoka Wheel

More than 50 seasoned food professionals served as judges for the SFA’s 2018 sofi Awards, including chefs, culinary instructors, recipe developers, food journalists, and specialty food buyers, who are experts in particular categories such as cheese, oil, chocolate, coffee, and more. Judges included representatives from Food Network, Kroger, Whole Foods Market, The Fresh Market, Eataly, Food & Wine Magazine, FreshDirect, Kings Food Markets, Williams-Sonoma, Union Square Hospitality Group, UNFI, DPI Specialty Foods, and more, selecting winners from a field of roughly 2,600 entries.

Fuhrmann and the LaClare Family Creamery team will be on hand exhibiting Cave-Aged Chandoka at the International Dairy Deli Bakery Association Show in New Orleans, June 10-12 and the Summer Fancy Food Show in New, York, June 30-July 2.

Congratulations to LaClare Family Creamery for a well-deserved award.

LaClare Family Creamery


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