If you’re choosy about cheese, then you’ll want to discover for yourself why Crave Brothers has once again been singled out for excellence. The company’s cheeses won four awards in the 2010 American Cheese Society competition that attracted 1,462 entries.
Mozzarella-lovers will appreciate Crave Brothers Farmers Rope Mozzarella Cheese that took second place honors in the Italian Cheese category, Mozzarella types. Other winning Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics include the Fresh Mozzarella 1-lb. ball that won second place in the Fresh Mozzarella category. In addition, Crave Brothers Fresh Mozzarella Ciliegine (cherry size balls) won third place in the Under 8 Oz. Fresh Mozzarella Category.
Crave Brothers Les Freres Reserve-a European-style washed rind cheese-also was singled out for honors. It earned the third place award in the Farmstead Cheeses Open Category, for cheeses of all milks, aged up to 60 days.
Crave Brothers also made a great impression at the 2010 Dodge County Fair in Beaver Dam, WI, where Crave Brothers Mascarpone was awarded Grand Champion honors. Judges at the 2010 Wisconsin State Fair Cheese and Butter Contest also awarded First Place Honors to the creamy, rich Mascarpone dessert cheese.
Cheeses from Crave Brothers make ideal snacks, salads and appetizers, especially when paired with seasonal fruits and vegetables. The rich, rind-washed Les Freres Reserve from Crave Brothers is an excellent addition to cheese plates. However, it also can elevate your favorite mac and cheese recipe or add flavor and texture that help you create signature sandwiches. Crave Brothers Fresh mozzarella, available in a variety of sizes, is packed in water for freshness. Its flavor and freshness will inspire your creativity for appetizer and salad ideas. It’s also a winner when served with fresh tomatoes and herbs.
The 2010 American Cheese Society competition was held in Seattle in August, during the Society’s 27th annual conference. It was a record-breaking year for the competition, with 225 producers participating. Entries came from 34 states, Canada and Mexico.
Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics cheeses are produced at the Crave Brothers farmstead factory. The state-of-the-art family farm-operated by brothers Charles, George, Tom and Mark-emphasizes conservation and sustainable practices. For additional information about the award-winning Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics, visit the website at www.cravecheese.com.