Prairie Farms went into the 2022 World Dairy Expo (WDE) Championship Dairy Product Contest—and came out victorious. The dairy provider went head-to-head with over 80 other dairy companies, and its family of companies received 44 awards, making Prairie Farms the reigning contest champion.
“We are honored to receive the awards. They validate our commitment to our farmer-owners to turn their high-quality milk into the finest dairy products available,” said Rebecca Leinenbach, Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Prairie Farms. “Our success as this year’s WDE top winning company demonstrates the strength of our farm-to-table network and the hard work of our farm families and team members. Once again, their effort delivered significant contest results, and we couldn’t be more proud.”
A record 1,560 entries were submitted to this year’s contest. The company’s final tally came in with 12 first-place wins, 11 second-place wins, 19 third-place wins, 1 Grand Champion win, and sweeping wins in several categories. Prairie Farms was unstoppable in four categories, claiming all top spots for:
Hiland Dairy’s Chandler, Oklahoma, plant received the Grade A Grand Champion Award for its French Onion Dip. Other category wins included 15 fluid milk awards, 6 cheese awards, 6 cottage cheese awards, 6 yogurt awards, 3 sour cream dip awards, 4 whipping cream/half & half awards, 2 sour cream awards, and 1 ice cream award.
According to the release, the WDE Championship Dairy Product Contest is one of the country’s most prestigious dairy judging competitions held in the heart of the dairy country, Madison, Wisconsin. Judges spent three days sampling and tasting a variety of dairy products, with winners gaining the right to declare themselves among the best in North America.
Find the complete list of awards, along with descriptions and scores here.
Congratulations on the immense win!