The industry is still raving about the American Cheese Society (ACS) Judging and Competition, which was held during the Annual ACS Conference July 20–23. Five of Prairie Farms' cheese plants were among the top winners, taking home multiple coveted awards.
"We are fortunate to have an experienced team of dedicated cheese makers producing award-winning cheeses our consumers can enjoy," said Mike Christensen, Cheese Division Vice President of Sales. "All of which would not be possible without our farmer community providing us with the highest quality milk."
The competition featured cheeses from 196 companies with over 1,400 entries competing in 120 categories, tested by a panel of 30 judges. Prairie Farms' Shullsburg Creamery in Shullsburg, Wisconsin, presented three products in the Flavored Cheeses, Butter, and Cultured Dairy Products Category.
Open Category - Cheeses with Flavor Added – all milks and mixed milks:
Cheese Curds with Flavor Added – all milks:
According to a press release, in the Blue Mold Cheeses Category, the Prairie Farms' plants in Mindoro, Wisconsin, and Faribault, Minnesota, received two awards:
In the American Made/International Style Category, Prairie Farms' Shullsburg (White Hill), Wisconsin, and Luana, Iowa, plants took home two of three awards in the Emmental-style with Eye Formation Swiss, Baby Swiss, Blocks, Wheels Subcategory:
In the Low Fat/Low Salt Cheeses Category, Prairie Farms' Luana, Iowa, plant was awarded 2nd place for Neufchatel in the Light/Lite and Reduced Fat Cheeses Subcategory.
Congratulations to Prairie Farms on these impressive wins!