Schuman Cheese is racking up the accolades this month—earning a slew of U.S. Championship Cheese Contest awards at this year’s 20th biennial edition of the Greenbay, Wisconsin-based event. The fourth-generation cheese provider’s flagship Cello brand nabbed three medals—and a standout cheese from its Yellow Door Creamery line also placed in the competition.
“What makes these awards most exciting is the knowledge that we earned a place in the spotlight in a year when the volume of entries was so incredible,” said Jim Low, Schuman Cheese Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, in a press release. “It’s an honor to see the work we’ve poured into the Cello brand earn a prominent place not once, but three times, in such a prestigious crowd.”
Schuman Cheese’s award-winning cheeses were selected from a field of 2,555 entries across 116 classes. Entries were evaluated by a team of skilled technical judges selected from across the country in areas such as flavor, body and texture, salt, color, finish, packaging, and other appropriate attributes.
The company’s outstanding performance at the U.S. Championship Cheese Contest comes hot off the heels of Cello’s rebrand earlier this year. The rebrand is, according to the company’s press release, intended to celebrate the flavors and notes of an exceptional cheese that engage the senses, much the same way it feels when discovering a new favorite song. From classic Italian cheeses like Parmesan, Romano, Asiago, and Fontal to the distinctive flavors of award-winning Copper Kettle, Cello is a new riff on Old World cheese making, with each cheese being a new discovery to add to the playlist.
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