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Schuman Cheese Wins 15 Awards at ICA and ACS

Schuman Cheese Wins 15 Awards at ICA and ACS

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

As Schuman Cheese hones its strategic focus on innovation and product development, the company is maintaining its forward momentum through industry recognition. The company was recently bestowed a stunning 15 new medals for its trophy case, from both the International Cheese Awards (ICA) and American Cheese Society (ACS). 

Christophe Megevand, Head Cheese Maker, Schuman Cheese“Seeing our traditional cheeses earn recognition in the industry is gratifying because it means we’re consistently crafting quality cheeses that stand the test of time,” said Christophe Megevand, Head Cheese Maker at Schuman Cheese. “As exciting as that is, it’s also a real delight to see our newest cheeses capturing attention. Bringing exceptional new products to market takes hard work and patience, and these adventurous new flavors are showing us that the effort has been worthwhile.” 

The company’s newly awarded items included several new-to-market varieties from its just-launched Yellow Door Creamery Alpine collection, according to a press release, in addition to its flagship Cello brand, and popular Montforte cheeses. 

The following cheeses were publically acknowledged by the ICS and ACS with the below placements and categories:

  • Alpine Altu: Gold, Best USA Cheese/Washed Rind, ICA
  • Alpine Monteau: Silver, Best USA Cheese/Washed Rind, ICA & 3rd, American Made/International Style Open, ACS
  • Valis: 3rd, Raclette-Style, Washed Rind Division, ACS
  • Bergamot & Hibiscus Rubbed Fontina: 2nd, Best USA Cheese with Additives, ICA
  • Tuscan Rubbed Fontina: 2nd, Rubbed-Rind, ICA
  • Montforte Blue: 1st, Best USA Cheese/Blue, ICA
  • Montforte Gorgonzola: 3rd, Best USA Cheese/Blue, ICA
  • Cello Grated Parmesan: 2nd, Grated Cheese (non-UK), ICA
  • Cello Fontal: 3rd, Best USA Soft/Semi Soft, ICA
  • Cello Variety Pack: Bronze, Sliced Cheese (non-UK), ICA
  • Cello Organic Copper Kettle Parmesan: 1st, Italian Type Cheeses/Grating, ACS
  • Cello Fontal: 2nd, Traditional Regional Cheese, Italian Type Cheeses Division, ACS
  • Cello Asiago, 3rd (tie), Traditional Regional Cheese, Italian Type Cheeses Division, ACS

Schuman noted that its cheeses were chosen amongst nearly 5,700 entries at this year’s ICA. The event, in its 120th occurrence, featured artisan cheeses from around the globe, with over 250 expert judges in attendance. More than 50 companies participated in this year’s contest. 

The annual ACS Judging & Competition celebrates the art of American cheese making. Awards are given to products that exhibit the highest technical and aesthetic qualities. This year’s even saw a record 281 companies and 2,024 products

What’s next for Schuman Cheese? If this year is any indication, a slew of future awards and tasty cheeses.

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