GREEN BAY, WIS. – BelGioioso Cheese secured four medals at the American Cheese Society’s 2022 Judging & Competition.
The award ceremony took place July 21 at the “Blazing the Trail for Cheese” conference in Portland, Ore., with 1,368 entries in 120 different categories.
BelGioioso’s products received first-place gold medals in the following three categories:
1. Burrata: BelGioioso Burrata
“Burrata is one of our signature fresh cheeses,” said Gaetano Auricchio, executive vice president of BelGioioso Cheese. “It has a delicate texture and a creamy, fresh flavor that people and chefs really enjoy. Its popularity is expanding. People who love fresh mozzarella are being introduced to Burrata through chefs and also friends who have tasted its quality and fresh, milky flavor.”
2. Crescenza and Stracchino style cheeses: BelGioioso Crescenza-Stracchino
“The first-place award for Crescenza-Stracchino is extra special,” Auricchio said. “It’s a little hidden treasure that’s so delicious. We hope this award attracts more attention and exposure to this premium fresh cheese. Chefs are starting to recognize the versatility of this cheese and are really gravitating toward its enticing flavor and soft, creamy texture for their pizzas, flatbreads and appetizers.”
3. Mascarpone and Cream Cheese: BelGioioso Crema di Mascarpone
“Our Cheesemakers are always honored to receive awards,” Auricchio said. “It reinforces their continued dedication to hand-crafting award-winning cheeses year after year.”
BelGioioso American Grana also earned a second-place silver medal in grating types.