Prairie Farms Dairy continued its winning streak at the World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest in Madison, Wisconsin. Over 1,200 product entries from across the country competed in 81 contest classes, including cheese, fluid milk, yogurt, butter, sour cream, dairy dips, ice cream, cottage cheese, and whey products. The Prairie Farms family of companies—including Hiland Dairy—won a combined 39 awards including—13 first place championship trophies, 12 second place medallions, 14 third place medallions, and a grand championship. The companies were awarded two perfect and six near perfect scores. The awards ceremony will be held at the World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest Auction on October 2, 2018.
“Every year we face the best that the dairy industry has to offer at the World Dairy Expo so I’m extremely proud that Prairie Farms brought home some big wins across multiple categories,” said Rebecca Leinenbach, Vice President of Marketing and Communication. “Our customers deserve the highest quality products, so I’m happy to say on our 80th anniversary that we remain committed to bringing the best of the best from our farmer families to their tables.”
At this year’s contest, Prairie Farms swept the competition with first place wins in all chocolate milk categories culminating in a grand championship for its Premium Whole Chocolate Milk. Other wins included Prairie Farms’ Cream Cheese Loaf and Caves of Faribault AmaGorg® Gorgonzola Cheese, both of which took top honors in the Plain Cream Cheese and Blue Veined/Cheese categories. Prairie Farms’ Ice Cream Specialties division took first place in the Open Class Ice Cream category with their North Star® Lemon & Wild Cherry Pucker Powder Sour Bars.
According to a press release, Prairie Farms and Hiland Dairy made strong showings in the following categories: Cultured Milk, Half and Half, Heavy Whipping Cream, Blueberry Yogurt, Low Fat and No Fat Cottage Cheese, Sour Cream Based Dips, Regular Chocolate Ice Cream, and Whey Permeate.
Congratulations to Prairie Farms on these wins!