PLYMOUTH, WI – Sartori Cheese has taken the top three ribbons at the Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest in the “Flavored Hard Cheese” category. First place was Sartori’s Chai BellaVitano, followed by Rosemary and Olive Oil Asiago and Espresso BellaVitano, according to a press release.
"We're very fortunate to have received a blue ribbon for our Chai BellaVitano, which was first released last year. Each time we create a new cheese, we reach out to our team members, customers and consumers for feedback. When we do well in a competition, it helps to solidify all the hard work we put into making that cheese," stated Sartori Master Cheesemaker, Mike Matucheski. "Cheesemakers take a great sense of pride in their work. For us, it's our passion."
This year’s competition hosted nearly 350 entries and featured 26 classes. Sartori’s Chai BellaVitano, a Sartori Original, will compete with Wisconsin’s best at the Blue Ribbon Cheese & Butter Auction for the Grand Champion title on August 8th.
Additionally, Sartori received a second place finish for its Limited Edition Extra-Aged Goat cheese crafted by Sartori Master Cheesemaker Pam Hodgson and a third place finish for its Classic Asiago, a former Grand Champion, according to a press release.
All of Sartori’s award winning cheeses are available at specialty cheese stores across the United Sates and on the company’s website.