Time to reorganize that award shelf, Vermont Creamery, because there is a new accolade to make room for! Over the weekend, the cheese producer was honored with its fourth Good Food Award™ in five years, this time winning for its St. Albans variety. The St. Marcellin-style aged cheese is also the company’s first 100 percent cows’ milk aged cheese and the first to receive Non-GMO Project certification.
“We are proud to earn the recognition of the Good Food Foundation, an organization whose core values so closely align with our own,” said Adeline Druart, President of Vermont Creamery. “Winning a Good Food Award affirms our commitment to social and environmental excellence and outstanding product quality.”
The Good Food awards, which were announced on January 11 at a ceremony held in San Francisco, California, are designed to shine a spotlight on the taste-making crafters at the forefront of deliciousness and social and environmental excellence, according to a press release. Winners represent exceptional food crafters who top the charts in a blind tasting and meet the environmental and social responsibility standards of the Good Food Awards. Winners are also passed through a rigorous vetting process to confirm they met specific standards around responsible agricultural practices, sourcing transparency, and good animal husbandry.
Congrats to the fine cheese innovators at Vermont Creamery! And stay tuned to Deli Market News for more about the Good Food Awards in the coming days.