Lactalis American Group’s Karoun Dairies is showing up and showing out at the World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest. Recently, the dairy company went up against cheesemakers nationwide and won two gold honors for its hand-braided string cheese and signature Goat Feta Basket Cheese.
“It’s great to have another win under our belt for our iconic hand braided string cheese —the cheese that started it all for Karoun!” Rostom Baghdassarian, the Chief Executive Officer at Karoun Dairies said. “Both the Goat Feta and String Cheese really deliver on taste and texture, so we’re thrilled that the judges were able to recognize that and honor us with these awards.”
After an 18-month long hiatus, the dairy industry had one of its first official contests on Thursday, August 19, in Madison, Wisconsin—the World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest. The contest was sponsored by the Wisconsin Dairy Products Association and included many dairy categories, such as cheese, butter, yogurt, ice cream, cottage cheese, fluid milk, whipping cream, sour cream, and whey processors.
According to the release, the winning companies are afforded the unprecedented opportunity to promote and market their products as “the best of the best” in North America. Karoun’s award-winning, hand-braided string cheese came out on top in the String Cheese category, snatching first place alongside Karoun’s signature Goat Feta Basket Cheese. Karoun’s Queso del Valle brand also won silver for its Queso Blanco cheese in the Latin American Cheese category.
Congratulations all around, and we are excited to once again witness this exciting event! What can we expect next in the sector alongside deli and specialty? Deli Market News will eagerly report.