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BelGioioso Takes Home Gold at U.S. Championship Cheese Contest

BelGioioso Takes Home Gold at U.S. Championship Cheese Contest


GREEN BAY, WI
Friday, March 8th, 2019

This has been a mighty big week for cheese with the U.S. Championship Cheese Contest singling out the best-of-the-best for awards and accolades. With a total of 2,555 entries from 35 different states, the competition was tough! But despite the staggering odds, BelGioioso Cheese snagged a whopping six medals—five 1st place gold medals and one 3rd place bronze medal. The cheesemaker will be receiving its awards during the April awards ceremony in Madison, WI.

Errico Auricchio, President, BelGioioso Cheese“Forty years ago, we started producing only one cheese, Sharp Provolone,” said Errico Auricchio, President. “Today, we make over 27 different varieties. Winning medals in a wide variety of classes showcases that our cheesemakers are truly crafting some of the best cheeses in the United States.”

BelGioioso Cheese snagged a whopping six medals—five 1st place gold medals and one 3rd place bronze medal

The six awards were for the following cheeses:

  • 1st Place Gold Medal – BelGioioso Parmesan (Parmesan Class) Tim Dudek 99.20 score
  • 1st Place Gold Medal – BelGioioso Aged Provolone Mandarini (Aged Provolone Class) Kevin Benzel –98.65 score
  • 1st Place Gold Medal – BelGioioso Crema di Mascarpone (Open Class Soft Cheeses) Randy Wolter 99.45 score
  • 1st Place Gold Medal – BelGioioso Fresh Mozzarella Snacking (Natural Snack Class) Ryan Healy 99.00 score
  • 1st Place Gold Medal – La Bottega di BelGioioso Artigiano Vino Rosso (Open Class Flavored Cheeses) Davide Toffolon – 99.45
  • 3rd Place Bronze Medal – BelGioioso Fresh Mozzarella Prosciutto & Fresh Basil Roll (Prepared Food) Peter Gretzinger –99.45 score

Gaetano Auricchio, Executive Vice President, BelGioioso Cheese“The first place medals represent a variety of our cheeses, including Sharp Provolone, Parmesan, Crema di Mascarpone, Fresh Mozzarella, and our newest cheese, Artigiano Vino Rosso,” said Gaetano Auricchio, Executive Vice President. “My father started with a goal to create great cheeses here in the U.S. and our cheesemakers' expertise is key to our award-winning quality. We now have eight certified Master Cheesemakers on staff and they are all very passionate about their craft.”

Well done, BelGioioso, keep up the good work!

BelGioioso


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BelGioioso Cheese Inc. is a cheese manufacturer in Wisconsin. The company was founded in 1979 by Errico Auricchio, whose great-grandfather was a cheese manufacturer in Italy.

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