Emmi Roth USA Receives Two Awards at U.S. Championship Cheese Contest

Emmi Roth USA Receives Two Awards at U.S. Championship Cheese Contest
MONROE, Wis. — Team Emmi Roth USA captured two awards at the 2015 U.S. Championship Cheese Contest – Best of Class in the Hard Hispanic Cheese category and second place in the Open Class Smear Ripened Hard Cheese category.

Out of a record-breaking 1,885 entries from 28 states, Roth GranQueso® Reserve, a Wisconsin Original inspired by the cheeses of Spain, won Best of Class in the Hard Hispanic Cheese category. Specially selected for additional aging to create a dense texture with crystallization, this one-of-a-kind cheese has nuanced flavor notes of pineapple and browned butter.

Roth’s Private Reserve received second place in the Open Class Smear Ripened Hard Cheese category. Inspired by Alpine-style cheeses, Roth’s Private Reserve is made in traditional copper vats before aging for a minimum of six months. It has a rich, robust, earthy flavor with a nuanced sweet and nutty finish.

“We are honored to once again receive recognition for our cheese on a national stage,” said Linda Duwve, VP of Sales and Marketing at Emmi Roth USA. “From start to finish, our cheese is made with nothing short of the best. Awards like these are a true testament to our team’s dedication to craftsmanship.”

The United States Championship Cheese Contest, presented by the non-profit Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association, is an objective, technical evaluation of cheeses and butters in 90 distinct classes. The contest is rooted in more than 120 years of history, dating back to the first Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association cheese contest in 1891.

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About Emmi Roth USA, Inc.
Emmi Roth USA, a subsidiary of Switzerland based Emmi Group, is a leading producer of specialty cheeses. The expansive portfolio includes award-winning cheeses from the United States, Switzerland and Europe, each crafted with pride from the freshest local milk. Key cheese brands include Kaltbach Cave-aged, Roth® Grand Cru® and Buttermilk Blue®. Tradition and innovation balance perfectly to deliver distinctive offerings of the highest quality to the retail and foodservice trades.

Contact 

Contact: Amanda Triest
Phone: 608-772-3201
Date: March 19, 2015
Photos: Available upon request