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Laura Chenel’s Wins Several Honors for Chevre at ACS

Laura Chenel’s Wins Several Honors for Chevre at ACS


SONOMA, CA
Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

The record-breaking American Cheese Society competition that took place July 28 in Denver, Colorado, was no small gathering of dairy virtuosos. With some 2,024 product entries from 281 companies, I understand how it could be easy to get lost in the crowd.

Laura Chenel’s, however, managed to make quite the impression with several of its products: the company took home two first place wins for “Fresh, Rindless Goat’s milk cheese,” and “American made, International style, Made from goat’s milk,” both heavily-populated categories, according to a press release. The company also snagged second place for one of its popular Cabecous.

Philippe Chevrollier, General Manager, Marin French Cheese, Laura Chenel’s, and Saint Benoît Creamery“We are both honored and humbled that our fresh and aged chèvre cheeses continue to meet the judges’ expectations for superior products,” said Philippe Chevrollier, General Manager at Laura Chenel’s, Marin French Cheese, and Saint Benoît Creamery. “Laura Chenel’s has garnered seventeen awards this year alone, testimony to our commitment to produce only the highest quality, handcrafted goat’s milk cheese. The efforts of the entire Laura Chenel’s team, together with our collaboration with independent goat farmers in the western region of the U.S., have allowed us to become the standard for American chèvre.”

Laura Chenel's Original Medallion

Congratulations to Laura Chenel’s for the following standouts and their titles:

  • Laura Chenel’s Original Medallion, First Place, Fresh, Rindless Goat’s milk cheese
  • Laura Chenel’s 5-ounce Goat Brie, First Place, American made, International style, Made from goat’s milk
  • Laura Chenel’s 6.2-ounce Cabecou Marinated in Herbs and Spicy Cabecou, Second Place

It seems to run in the proverbial family as well: sister companies, Marin French Cheese and Saint Benoît Creamery, were also award recipients at the 2017 American Cheese Society competition.

Laura Chenel's 5-ounce Goat Brie

The company said that Marin French Cheese savoured a third-place award for its Petite Jalapeño, while Saint Benoît Creamery’s Original Yogurt took a third-place prize in its category.

Until next year’s contest, the Deli Market News team is excited to bring you more tasty innovations to delight and shake up our industry.

Laura Chenel'sMarin FrenchSaint Benoît Creamery



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The Story of American Chèvre pioneering the goat cheese production. We’re a harmony of French technique and Sonoma terroir.

Marin French Cheese Company has been in operation for 150 years. We are the longest continuously operating cheese producer in the United States specializing in soft ripened cheeses.

Saint Benoît Creamery is a small family-owned artisan creamery in Sonoma county. We believe in being organic, local, sustainable, and delicious. Great taste, no waste!