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Esteemed sofi™ Gold Award Recognizes Cypress Grove's Meyer Lemon and Honey Fresh Goat Cheese Disk; Christy Khattab and  Janne Rasmussen Discuss

Esteemed sofi™ Gold Award Recognizes Cypress Grove's Meyer Lemon and Honey Fresh Goat Cheese Disk; Christy Khattab and Janne Rasmussen Discuss


ARCATA, CA
Tuesday, May 28th, 2024

A round of applause for Cypress Grove! The company was awarded the prestigious sofi™ Gold Award by the Specialty Food Association for its Meyer Lemon and Honey fresh goat cheese disk. The company has been consistently recognized by the Specialty Food Association, as this is its 16th sofi award.

Christy Khattab, Director of Sales and Marketing, Cypress Grove"We're truly grateful for the overwhelming response Meyer Lemon and Honey has received from both consumers and retailers since its debut in 2022. Winning a sofi Gold Award is the cherry on top," expressed Christy Khattab, Sales and Marketing Director.

Cypress Grove is admired for its dedication to creating cheeses that maintain a 'cheese-first' approach, even amidst inventive additions.

Cypress Grove recently received an esteemed sofi™ Gold award for its Meyer Lemon and Honey Goat Cheese In addition to the latest award, Cypress Grove’s Meyer Lemon and Honey Goat Cheese has also won the following awards:

  • 2023 “Best USA Cheese with Additives” at the International Cheese & Dairy Awards
  • Third place at the International Cheese & Dairy Awards 2023
  • Third place at the California State Fair 2024

Janne Rasmussen, Marketing Manager and New Product Development, Cypress Grove"Many honey goat cheeses on the market lack the distinctive taste of honey, and we set out to change that. Through extensive experimentation with various honey types, we were astounded by the nuanced differences each brought to the final product,” said Janne Rasmussen, Marketing Manager and New Product Development.

The result of a Meyer lemon and delicate honey mixed into fresh goat cheese is a tangy yet balanced flavor.

According to a press release, Meyer Lemon and Honey received the Gold Award in the “Cheese - Non-Cow Milk, Mixed Milk” category and was judged by a panel of specialty food experts, buyers, and media. Products were evaluated based on taste, flavor, appearance, texture, aroma, ingredient quality, and innovation. All tastings were conducted anonymously at the Rutgers Food Innovation Center.

Join us in congratulating Cypress Grove!

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