The American Culinary Federation, Inc. (ACF), the nation’s premier organization for professional chefs and cooks, has awarded Saputo Cheese USA Inc.’s Stella Blue Cheese wheel and Stella Blue Cheese crumbles its prestigious ACF Seal of Approval. The products were submitted for extensive testing and were approved by ACF’s Seal of Approval Committee, effective Jan. 15, 2010. The company’s Stella Toppers Fresh Mozzarella Bocconcini and Stella Toppers Fresh Mozzarella Ciliegini products earned the seal in December 2008.
James Taylor, CEC, AAC, MBA, who was chair of the committee at the time of the products’ testing, applied the organization’s rigorous testing criteria to the Stella Blue Cheeses, evaluating for application, physical properties, performance, packaging standards, and accuracy of labels and marketing materials.
“The Stella Blue Cheese products have a deep richness that enhances any recipe to perfection,” said Taylor.” The products lend themselves to any chef striving to think outside of the box in their recipe creations.”
Stella Blue Cheese is aged to perfection, creating a rich consistent piquant flavor, with a crumbly texture. Available in Crumble or Wheel form.
The ACF Seal of Approval program offers foodservice manufacturers the opportunity to have products endorsed by the largest organization of professional chefs. Unlike other entities that offer tasting endorsements only, the ACF Seal requires extensive product testing and evaluation. After three years, ACF determines if the product needs to be retested.