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Carr Valley Cheese Company’s Elle Fearing Comments on ICDA Wins

Carr Valley Cheese Company’s Elle Fearing Comments on ICDA Wins

Tuesday, July 11th, 2023

It really is one for the books, folks, as I spoke with Elle Fearing on Carr Valley Cheese Company’s impressive wins this year from the International Cheese & Dairy Awards (ICDA). The cheesemaker hopped over the Atlantic to the United Kingdom and brought back home 14 top awards as the best souvenirs for its trophy case.

Elle Fearing, National Sales and Marketing Representative, Carr Valley Cheese Company“This win means everything to the team! It brings so much pride to our rural community, loyal customers, and dedicated staff and shows the longevity of greatness at Carr Valley,” Elle, National Sales and Marketing Representative, beamed. “Generations of cheesemakers passing down their craft to the younger apprentices coupled with generations of hard-working farmers is truly the recipe for success.”

Held this past June 27, the ICDA is a very prestigious competition that saw over 5,500 entries from all over the world. This year, the Carr Valley team brought home:

Four Golds

  • Best USA Cheese - Sheep Milk: Smoked Marisa
  • Cheese Spread - Parmesan Spread
  • Goat Milk Cheese with Additives - Black Goat Truffle
  • Mixed Milk Cheese - Cave Aged Mellage

Seven Silvers

  • Goat Milk Blue Cheese - Billy Blue
  • Best Waxed Cheese - Creama Kasa
  • Naturally Smoked Cheese, Semi-Soft - Smoked Glacier Blue
  • Grilling Cheese - Bread Cheese
  • Grilling Cheese with Additives - Bacon Bread Cheese
  • Best USA Cheese, Goat Milk - Boozin Billy
  • Best USA Cheese, Any Variety - Cave Aged Mellage

And three Bronzes

  • Cheese, Any Variety with Savoury Additives - Chilis - Wildfire Blue
  • Sheep Milk Blue Cheese - Ba Ba Blue
  • Natural Smoked Cheese, Semi-Hard - Apple Smoked Cheddar

Carr Valley Cheese Company brought back home 14 top recognitions from the International Cheese and Dairy Awards

“It means a lot to us that we could showcase our products in the U.K. for this competition and compete among the best in the world,” continued Elle. “To receive top awards in three ‘Best USA Cheese’ categories, including one gold medal for Best USA Sheep Milk Cheese with our Smoked Marisa, is a true honor.”

With these distinctions across its diverse portfolio, the cheesemaker is more than ready to get back to the grind. And as gatherings and events become more of a relevant occurrence among shoppers, having distinct honors on display will definitely snag more impulse purchases.

“Our goal is always to provide an experience with our outstanding products. Flavor memory is so important, so consumers attaching these awards to our products just reiterates our commitment to making high-quality artisan cheese,” explained Elle. “This achievement just continues to build our momentum going into the holiday season.”

Congrats once again on this amazing victory!

Carr Valley Cheese Company